VocabularyPoster Think, Pair, ShareWhat can we learn from studying fossils?
Vocabulary Words to Know • fragile • specimens • poisonous • treacherous • prey • volcanic • sluggish
This poster shows what life might have been like when the dinosaurs were alive. You can see a volcano in the background that is sending out ash. The volcanic gases could be poisonous to breathe. A walk in this landscape might have been treacherous because of the swamps and the animals. You can see there is a Velociraptor looking for prey. Will this sluggish, slow Protoceratops be its lunch? Or maybe the Velociraptor will try to steal some of the fragile, or easily breakable, eggs when Protoceratops isn’t looking. Fossil specimens have been found that show these two animals fighting each other. The fossils helped scientists learn that some dinosaurs defended their nests. Poster Talk ThroughThink, Pair, Share
fragile • easily broken,damaged,or destroyed
poisonous • containing a dangerous substance, very harmful to life and health
prey animal or animals hunted and killed for food by another animal
sluggish • lacking energy or vigor
specimens • examples of a group, sample
treacherous • very dangerous while seeming to be safe
volcanic • of or caused by a volcano
Comprehension SkillMain Idea and Details Topic-The topic of a piece of writing is what the entire piece is about. Usually the topic can be expressed in a few words Main Idea-The main idea is the most important idea bout the topic. Sometimes the main idea is given in a sentence. If it is not, you must find it on your own. Supporting Details-Supporting details are smaller pieces of information that tell more about the main idea.