Boy, Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs! Resource Set

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Boy, Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs! by Kathleen Kudlinski

Did you know that scientists practice reading comprehension skills every day? They question and synthesize information. They make connections and predictions. They determine what information is important to understand. These are the skills that will help them make new discoveries in science. “Boy, Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs!” is the perfect mentor text that demonstrates why practicing reading is important. As the author Kathleen Kudlinski points out in her book, we may need the reader’s help to make new discoveries in the future!

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This resource set includes everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction

  • Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans
  • Page by Page Guided Think Sheets
  • Text Based Reader’s Notebook Prompts
  • Word Work Lesson Plan and Activities for Plural Nouns ending in -s and -es
  • Interactive Vocabulary Games and Activities
  • Running Record Assessment
  • Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment
  • Extension Activities for Early Finishers
  • Answer Keys
  • Complete Common Core Alignment
  • and More!
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Common Core Alignment
  • Asking Questions: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.1 RI.3.10 RI.3.5 SL.3.1c SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Determining Importance: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.1 RI.3.10 RI.3.2 RI.3.4 RI.3.5 RI.3.6 RI.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Making Connections: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.1 RI.3.10 RI.3.4 RI.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Making Predictions: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.1 RI.3.10 RI.3.2 RI.3.3 RI.3.5 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Synthesizing: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.1 RI.3.10 RI.3.2 RI.3.3 RI.3.4 RI.3.5 RI.3.6 RI.3.7 RI.3.8 SL.3.1c SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Word Work: RF.3.3 RF.3.4
  • Vocabulary: L.3.4a L.3.5b L.3.6
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    Boy, Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs! Resource Set

    Asking Questions with Boy, Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs!

    All scientists ask questions about the world around them. Good readers do, too! This book is ideal for encouraging readers to question dinosaur information. Children will enjoy wondering about this magnificent creature.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.1 RI.3.10 RI.3.5 SL.3.1c SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8

    Determining Importance with Boy, Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs!

    What’s important to remember about “Boy, Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs?” The title gives readers a big hint. Children will remember the intriguing explanations about how ideas have changed about dinosaurs.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.1 RI.3.10 RI.3.2 RI.3.4 RI.3.5 RI.3.6 RI.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8

    Making Connections with Boy, Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs!

    Dinosaurs are fascinating, and children love to learn about them. They learn through play, reading, field trips and classroom activities. Children will appreciate making connections with this book to previous learning experiences.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.1 RI.3.10 RI.3.4 RI.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8

    Making Predictions with Boy, Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs!

    This approachable informational book helps readers anticipate what they will learn next. The text structure introduces misguided ideas and follows them with new facts. This pattern will support readers as they think about old and new dinosaur theories.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.1 RI.3.10 RI.3.2 RI.3.3 RI.3.5 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8

    Synthesizing with Boy, Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs!

    Readers will naturally synthesize information as they learn new material about dinosaurs. The intriguing timeline of dinosaur discoveries will confirm ideas and change minds. Students will enjoy reading how scientists synthesize information just like they do!
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.1 RI.3.10 RI.3.2 RI.3.3 RI.3.4 RI.3.5 RI.3.6 RI.3.7 RI.3.8 SL.3.1c SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8

    Boy, Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs! Extension Activity

    The BookPagez extension activities are a great way to push student engagement beyond the pages of the text. Try using this activity with early finishers, with students who show a deeper connection with the text, or as a center activity.

    Boy, Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs! Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Boy, Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs!. Track meaning, structure, and visual accuracy using the first 100 words of the text to determine whether or not this book is a good fit for the readers in your classroom.

    Student Resources in Spanish

    This set of Spanish student facing resources includes comprehension strategy practice pages, reader's notebook prompts (complete with Spanish Common Core "I Can" statements), and extension activities for use with Boy, Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs! by Kathleen Kudlinski. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Super Pack for this book.

    Boy, Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs! Word Work - Plural Nouns ending in -s and -es

    Boy, Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs! is not only an excellent anchor text for teaching comprehension strategies, it also pairs well with a phonics lesson about plural nouns ending in -s and -es. Either download the Boy, Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs! Super Pack or this individual Word Work package to access lesson plans, interactive games and fun worksheets that directly tie word study to your classroom reading.
    Common Core Alignment:

    RF.3.3 RF.3.4

    Boy, Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs! Vocabulary Connections

    Before your students can fully comprehend and enjoy Boy, Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs, it’s helpful to introduce words that might be new to readers. Either download the Boy, Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs! Super Pack or this individual Vocabulary Builder for resources and activities that support Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary growth through fun and productive interactions with new words.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.4a L.3.5b L.3.6

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