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Dinosaurs Before Dark is the first Magic Tree House book, written by Mary Pope Osborne. S.T.W. has a collection of reading comprehension questions, project ideas, and literature circle role sheets to go along with this story.
Most of the worksheets on this page align with the Common Core Standards. To see Dinosaurs Before Dark CCSS connections, simply click the apple core icon ().
Chapters 1-3Questions for Chapters 1-3 Free
Answer seven comprehension questions to check your understanding of chapters one through three. Includes questions about the setting, finding the magical tree house, and Jack and Annie's adventures with the pteranodon.Writing Prompt: Jack and Annie Member
Which character in the story are you most like? Are you generally a careful person, like Jack, or more a adventurous person, like Annie?Chapter 3 - Summarize the Picture Member
This printable has a picture of Jack looking out of the trees house and seeing a giant Pteranodon.
Chapters 4-6Questions for Chapters 4-6 Member
These six comprehension questions focus on Jack and Annie's prehistoric encounters with the Pteranodon, Anatosaurus, and Triceratops.Chapter 6 - Summarize the Picture Member
This worksheet has an illustration of a large Anatosaurus. Jack is fearfully hiding behind Annie as they look up at the dinosaur.
Chapters 7-10Questions for Chapters 7-10 Member
The questions on this worksheet cover the last four chapters of the book. Students answer questions about Jack's escape from the Tyrannosaurus rex and their magical return home.Chapter 7 - Summarize the Picture Member
An angry T-rex towers over Jack and Annie in this graphic.
Whole BookComprehension Questions (Whole Book) Member
Answer questions about Jack and Annie's adventure to prehistoric times. This worksheet covers all ten chapters of the book.MTH: Dinosaurs Before Dark Bookmarks Member
A set of four illustrated bookmarks, featuring scenes from Dinosaurs Before Dark.
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Write a brief summary of the assigned chapters and share it with your group.Lit. Circles: Question Leader Free
Create open-ended discussion questions for your group to talk about.Lit. Circles: Illustrator Member
Draw a specific scene from the story. Can your group members tell you what's happening in the illustration?Lit. Circles: Real-Life Connector Member
Tell how events from the story remind you of something that's happened in real life.Lit. Circles: Word Wizard Member
Choose tough vocabulary words from the reading selection and define them.Lit. Circles: Cover Page Member
This sheet can be used as a cover page for your literature circle packet.
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