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CHALLENGING WORDS allowed backyard dinosaur hatched lima beans neighborhood rescue sandbox swamp terrible SUMMARY There used to be a dinosaur, who lived in my backyard, sometimes I wish he still lived here because we would have lots of fun together. --- Conversation Questions--- (1) Retell what this story is about. (Answer) It is about what it would be like to live with the dinosaurs. (Follow Up) Tell what you think would happen. (2) Imagine why the dinosaur only ate lima beans. (Answer) Any logical answer. (Follow Up) What vegetables do you like best? (3) Assume why the dinosaurs had terrible fights. (Answer) Any logical answer. (Follow Up) Relate a fight you have been in to the dinosaur fights. (4) Suppose what you might do with your very own dinosaur. (Answer) Any logical answer. (Follow Up) Estimate how many dinosaurs could fit into your backyard. (5) Define the word hatched. (Answer) To come out of an egg, to be born. (Follow Up) List some animals that hatch from eggs. (6) Look for how big the dinosaur got when he was five. (Answer) He was as big as a car. (Follow Up) Tell what kind of dinosaur he is. (7) Find what vegetable the dinosaur liked to eat. (Answer) Lima beans. (Follow Up) Name other vegetables that are green. (8) Search for what the dinosaurs like to play. (Answer) Hide-and-seek. (Follow Up) Share what your favorite game is. (9) Hunt for what the dinosaurs are in on page 23. (Answer) A swamp. (Follow Up) Assume what state might have a swamp. (10) Explain where the boy thought the dinosaur used to live. (Answer) In his backyard. (Follow Up) List some dinosaur names. Activities 1. Draw your favorite dinosaur and write down 3 facts you know about it and it’s name. 2. Make a list of things you could play with a dinosaur. 3. Write your own story about what might happen if dinosaurs came back. 4. List all the different kinds of dinosaurs you can think of. Introductions 1. Have a toy dinosaur. Ask children what their favorite dinosaur is. In today’s story, we will read about what it might be like if they were still alive. 2. Have pictures from the book, ask children if they can predict what is going to happen from the pictures. Let’s see if what you predicted is correct. 3. Have pictures of different dinosaurs. Ask children when dinosaurs lived. What would they do if they saw one now? Would they be scared? Today’s story is called The Dinosaur Who Lived in my Backyard. Let’s read it and find out what happens. Book Title: The Dinosaur Who Lived in my Backyard Author: B.G. Hennessy Illustrator: Susan Davis ISBN: 0-590-47694-7 # of Text Pages: 16 AR: 2.7 LEX: AD520L Building Oral Vocabulary 3 hatched 19 terrible 26 rescue Prediction Questions 4 What will the dinosaur do? 16 What do you suppose will happen now? 28 Why does the boy want the dinosaur back? This resource is made available by THE LEARNING CORPS-Barren County School system, an AmeriCorps program, funded in part by the Kentucky Commission on Community and Volunteer Service and the Corporation for National and Community Service.