Learning By Topic: Dinosaurs And English

Theme/Spelling words: carnivore, herbivore, fossil, extinct, predator, prey, period,  skeleton, prehistoric, reptile

List spellings in alphabetical order

Write your theme words in sentences, try to use connectives, verbs, adjectives and adverbs in your sentences.

Write an acrostic poem with the word DINOSAUR (Genre of writing: Poetry)

Carnivorous dinosaurs are often portrayed as the villains in stories. Can you write a story where a meat eating dinosaur is the hero? (Genre of writing: Narrative)

Where possible, give your family and friends a dinosaur name using alliteration e.g. Suzy Stegosaurus, Tim Triceratops.

There was a loud knock at the door, I quickly opened the door and could not believe my eyes! There standing on my front step was a dinosaur… continue this story (Genre of writing: Narrative)

List as many adjectives as you can to describe dinosaurs.

List the different ways dinosaurs can move. How many verbs can you come up with?

Imagine you have the opportunity to interview a dinosaur! What questions would you ask it?

Create a comic strip about dinosaurs. Top Top: Comic strips are usually funny.

Read a book about dinosaurs and write a review of the book – how many stars will you give it? Remember to mention if it is fiction or non-fiction.

Take some photos of your dinosaur figurines, arranging them like you are trying to tell a story. You could then play them as a slideshow and watch your story come to life! You could even record sounds or voices as part of your story!