The Dino Files: Dinosaurs at a Glance

Learn the basics to getting started with the Dino Series articles by Encyclopedia Britannica and adapted by Newslea. Read about the notable characteristics of dinosaurs, including what they ate, how they walked, and where they lived during different time periods.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use as an introduction to the rest of the Dino Files series from Newsela
  • As a class, create a chart or Venn diagram and list the characteristics of the dinosaurs mentioned in the article
  • Have learners highlight their answers within the text
Classroom Considerations

  • The passage is a MAX Lexile® level intended for 6th graders
  • Use the online features by signing up for a free Newsela account

  • Comes with additional passages each at a different Lexile® level
  • Includes images of dinosaurs, comparisons of sizes, and vocaulary words to serves as background

  • None