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The Dinosaur of Waterhouse Hawkins. Day 1. Concept Talk. How can paleontologists help us understand the past?. Partner Share. What selections or books have you read about dinosaurs? What do you know about paleontologists and their work?. Let’s Talk About. Turn to page 388-389

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The dinosaur of waterhouse hawkins

The Dinosaur of Waterhouse Hawkins

Day 1

Concept talk

Concept Talk

How can paleontologists help us understand the past?

Partner share

Partner Share

  • What selections or books have you read about dinosaurs?

  • What do you know about paleontologists and their work?

Let s talk about

Let’s Talk About

  • Turn to page 388-389

  • What are the scientists looking at?

  • Paleontologists are scientists who use fossils to learn about the past.

  • What is the boy looking at?

  • How do you think the model was created?

Let s talk about1

Let’s Talk About

  • Paleontologists’ research probably played an important role in making the model.

  • How do paleontologists help us understand the past?



“Graveyards of the Dinosaurs” is about the work of Paul Sereno, a dinosaur expert. Listen for the following words:

  • Fossils

  • Paleontologists

  • Uncanny

  • sandstone

Amazing words

Amazing Words

  • Fossils- hardened remains of things that lived in a former age

  • The archeologist found fossils of leaves during the excavation.

  • Paleontologists- a scientist who is a dinosaur expert

  • The paleontologist took the fossil to the lab to clean it up.

Amazing words1

Amazing Words

  • Uncanny- means to have powers or abilities beyond what seems normal

  • Dogs have an uncanny sense of smell.

  • Sandstone- a kind of stone that is made mostly of sand

  • As he walked on the beach, he picked up pieces of sandstone.

Fact and opinion

Fact and Opinion

  • A statement of fact can be proven to be true or false.

  • How can I prove that a statement is true?

  • Maybe look in a reference book, or ask an expert

  • How can I identify an opinion when I read?

  • Look for words that signal a judgment or a belief

Fact and opinion1

Fact and Opinion

  • Today we are going to read about dinosaurs. Follow along as we read the first paragraph together.

  • The first paragraph of “Dinosaurs” has one statement of fact: the word dinosaurs has Greek roots. I can check in a reference book on online.

Fact and opinion2

Fact and Opinion

  • The first sentence says “the most fascinating.” When I see the word most, I know that this is often a signal word of an opinion or judgment

Predict and set purpose

Predict and Set Purpose

  • If you have trouble understanding “Dinosaurs”, you can use the strategy of predicting and setting a purpose

  • I can use the text features like the title and the headings to predict what the article will be about

  • My purpose will be to read and learn more about types and characteristics of dinosaurs



  • achieved- reached or attained by effort, skill or courage

  • She achieved good grades in 5th grade.

  • architect- a person who designs buildings

  • Joseph was the architect of the new train station.



  • bronze- a yellowish-brown alloy of copper with up to one-third tin

  • The bronze statue glistened in the sun.

  • Cannon-a mounted gun for firing heavy projectiles; a gun, howitzer, or mortar

  • Frank fired the cannon during the battle.



  • depressed- in a state of general unhappiness

  • Sarah never smiled because she was depressed about her dog.

  • fashioned- to make into a particular form

  • The chair was fashioned out of twigs.



  • midst – the middle or central part or point

  • Ralph was in the midst of a big project.

  • philosopher- a person engaged or learned in philosophy, especially as an academic discipline

  • Joseph was a philosopher not a fighter.



  • Rival- a person or thing competing with another for the same objective or for superiority in the same field of activity

  • They were rivals on the football field, but friends after the game.



-compound words:

Words that are made up of two separate words, put together to make a new word.

  • Let’s take our pretest now.

Principal parts of regular verbs

Principal Parts of Regular Verbs

  • Every verb has four basic forms called its principal parts:

  • The present

  • The present participle

  • The past

  • The past participle

Principal parts of regular verbs1

Principal Parts of Regular Verbs

  • I admire that singer. (present)

  • I am admiring her high notes. (present participle)

  • I admired her presentation. (past)

  • I have admired her for years. (past participle)



  • Persuasive speech

  • Has a clear focus or idea

  • Details and relevant evidence that support the idea

  • Writers try to gain support for their ideas

  • You want the readers to agree with you



Persuasive speech

  • Attempt to get others to agree with and support ideas about a topic

  • Let’s read an example of a persuasive speech. Please read “How Cell Phones Changed Lives” together.

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