The Dino Files: Lesothosaurus

Try pronouncing this dinosaur's name... le-SOO-too-SORE-us. Once you get that nailed down, read about this light-weight, iguana-looking dinosaur (roughly the height of a chicken) that roamed Africa's lands during the early Jurassic period.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the other passages in the Dino Files series
  • Include in literacy centers
Classroom Considerations

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  • This passage is a MAX Lexile┬« level intended for sixth graders
Pros

  • Includes images of the dinosaur's fossils and scaled images of its size
  • Comes with four additional Lexile@ leveled passages ranging from second to fifth grades
Cons

  • No answer key is included