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# Dinosaurs - Lesson Overview

## Prior Knowledge

The student has
1. counted from one to 10
2. measured using string or ruler
3. sorted and sequenced by size
4. participated in whole group discussion/activities
5. become familiar with conventional print.

## Mathematics, Science and Language Objectives

Mathematics
The student will
1. classify objects on the basis of one variable and summarize information on a graph
2. sequence sets of objects from smallest to largest and vice versa
3. count from one to as many as she/he can
4. measure objects using non-standard units
5. arrange pictures to show the relative size of a human, a two-story house, and a dinosaur
6. associate a numeral with "how many" in a given set including zero
7. use geometric shapes to form new shapes
8. explore concepts of time
9. explore addition and subtraction using counters.
Science
The student will
1. say that fossils are evidence that dinosaurs, and other plant and animal life, existed on earth many years ago, even though we cannot see them today
2. list at least three conditions that will cause a species to become extinct
3. describe dinosaurs as giant lizards and classify them as either plant eaters or meat eaters
4. say that dinosaurs hatched from eggs and had a life cycle
5. draw, in sequence, the life cycle of a dinosaur and of a reptile
6. say that dinosaurs' bones and other objects (fossils) are found buried in the earth
7. list at least three characteristics of a reptile
8. list dinosaur weapons and describe how dinosaurs defended themselves
9. describe how nature changes in at least two ways and at least two ways in which nature remains the same.
Language
The student will
1. acquire English sounds and intonation patterns
2. develop and share ideas by engaging in conversation
3. participate in role playing and choral speaking
4. develop and use appropriate, relevant vocabulary
5. demonstrate emerging writing by keeping a journal
6. make inferences by predicting story outcomes
7. demonstrate independent writing and dictation.

## Vocabulary

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