Dragons and Dinosaurs

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Since ancient times, people have used bones and fossils to imagine what animals that lived in the past were like. When scientists and paleontologists study dinosaur bones, it’s not easy for them to identify what dinosaur the bones belong to. Therefore, computers and other technology have been a big help to paleontologists in identifying bones, parts of dinosaurs and to whom they belong to. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt StoryTown, 2008)

This lesson was created as part of the Basal Alignment Project, during which teachers created CCSS-aligned lessons for existing literary and information texts in basal readers. All page numbers and unit/week designations found in this lesson relate to the edition of the basal reader named above. If you are using a trade book or different edition of this title, the page/unit/week references in this lesson will not match. Consult the content referenced in the body of the lesson to determine appropriate page numbers for your text.

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