A dinosaur’s day

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By Peter Rileyauthor

Technical development by Cambridge English Online Ltd

This interactive narrative text tells the story of an eventful day in the life of a young dinosaur. Support the children in reading the text for the first time, before letting them explore the resource themselves.

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By clicking on the mouse icon they will see some animation or hear a sound that will give additional information.

Shared learning and teaching

Shared reading

  • Read the title and encourage the children to make suggestions about the kinds of things that could happen in a dinosaur’s day.
  • Lead the children in reading the text. Initially, let them join in with the parts they feel confident with.
  • Before clicking the icon to show the animation, ask for predictions about what could happen next. Rather than asking for ‘hands up’, perhaps they could tell a partner, draw a picture or do thumbs up or down to indicate agreement or disagreement with a suggestion. As the story develops, compare what is happening with the predictions made.
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