Boy Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs! Kudlinski Novel Study Teaching Guide


Subject: English Language Arts, Reading, Informational Text
Grade Levels: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Resource Type: Homeschool Curricula, Literature Circles, Nonfiction Book Study
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Number of Pages: 49
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This is a 20+ page novel study with answer key to Boy Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs! by Kathleen V. Kudlinski. This is a funny mystery written at a 900L Lexile. This nonfiction book is great for high readers in 2nd grade, on grade level readers in 3rd grade, and low 4th grade readers.

Although it is a high Lexile, I do not recommend this for most older students simply because students may feel that the book is “babyish.” It has higher vocabulary words in it, such as cold-blooded and Iguanodon, but the illustrations may turn off some older students.

I wrote this novel study with many vocabulary and comprehension activities, as well as a final activity.

Please see the preview for the standards and activities. All activities are ready to be printed and copied. An answer key is provided.

When creating these guides, the activities are written so that they could be used as individual activities or as a packet that could be given to an independent reading group. The activities are a mix of close reading questions and engaging vocabulary activities. Vocabulary activities include crossword, word searches, conjunctions, parts of speech, and more!

This guide is broken down into sections. Each section focuses on 5 – 6 pages of the story. One section is covered in one day, although the classroom teacher could provide more than one class period for the activities to be completed.

If using this book as an independent work packet, copy the activities for each student and place the copies in a binder. During class, students can take the binder and easily see what they need to complete as a checklist is provided for each day. Students could be required to turn in certain activities, or the teacher could grade the activities in the binder.

If using this as a whole class activity, the teacher should simply select which activities to use and copy the desired pages.

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