The Dino Files: Pterodactyl

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's actually a Pterodactyl! What was so special about this dinosaur, other than its ability to fly? Read about this bird-like dinosaur that ranged in sizes, and had different types of teeth for different diets.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages for the Pterodactyl's ability to fly
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Classroom Considerations

  • Passage is at a MAX Lexile┬« level and intended for sixth graders
  • Resource is included in a larger series of passages called "The Dino Files"

  • Comes with four reading passages at Lexile┬« levels appropriate for grades two through six

  • Does not include pictures with scaled images of the dinosaur's size like the other passages in the series