Dinosaurs in Language Arts
In the spring, our social studies unit includes dinosaurs. One way to combine language arts and social studies is to use the book called, What If I Were a Dinosaur. We read the story and then the children sequence the dinosaurs they meet in the story. They pick out the nouns and the verbs and identify the number of syllables in the dinosaurs’ names. Finally, they write a creative writing piece of their own about what would happen if the dinosaurs did come back. At this time of year, it keeps the children’s attention and interest.