The Dino Files: Euoplocephalus

The Euoplocephalus, which means well-armoured head, was built to protect itself. Weighing up to two tons, this dinosaur was only recently discovered in 1902 in Canada. Read more about this strongly built dinosaur in an article adapted by Newsela.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners write a summary of the article in response to the first comprehension question
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires a free Newsela account to access the online features
  • Article is at a MAX Lexile┬« level and intended for sixth graders; however, additional articles varying in Lexile┬« levels are also included
  • No answer key is included but one can easily be made

  • Comes with images and scaled pictures of the dinosaur
  • Has learners interpret the text and pictures to find the answers

  • None