The Dino Files: Apatosaurus

The Apatasaurus, which means deceptive lizard, roamed the earth during the end of the Jurassic period and during the late Cretaceous period. Read more about this massive dinosaur and its lifestyle behaviors.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Assign the passage using the online features of Newsela
  • Instruct readers to highlight within the text
Classroom Considerations

  • Be aware that the article may take some time to load
  • Main passage is Lexile┬« leveled for 6th graders
Pros

  • Article comes with additional Lexile┬« leveled passages
  • Includes pictures, power words, and four comprehension questions
Cons

  • None