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February 6, 2019

7 Dinosaur Story Starters (and 5 Dinosaur Books) to Inspire Creative Writing

By Scholastic Editors

Ignite a passion for prehistoric creatures with these story starters. 

Grades PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5

    Is your class crazy for dinosaurs? Featuring flying velociraptors, the ferocious tyrannosaurus rex, and more, these five children’s dinosaur books are the perfect way to teach your students about prehistoric creatures, and may even inspire them to write their own creative and exciting stories about dinosaurs!

    National Geographic Kids Readers: Dinosaurs

    In this prehistoric tour with real-life paleontologists, your students will learn how dinosaur bones are dug up, assembled, and studied. They’ll even learn what their favorite dinosaurs ate millions of years ago!

    Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs

    Your students will love that one of their favorite classic fairytales has been reinvented to star three hungry dinosaurs.

    Fly Guy Presents: Dinosaurs

    By now your students know Fly Guy and Buzz have been everywhere, even the natural history museum, where they lead young readers on a prehistoric adventure.

    Who Would Win? Tyrannosaurus Rex vs. Velociraptor

    It’s not just a title, it’s an age-old question. In this competitive tale of two fierce prehistoric creatures, your students will learn about the velociraptor and T-rex, and then determine which would come out on top.

    How Do Dinosaurs Stay Friends?

    In this heartwarming book about respect, sharing, and relationships, and of course, dinosaurs, young readers will find out the secret behind lifelong friendship.

    After reading these dinosaur books for kids, encourage your students to create their own prehistoric tale using these seven dinosaur writing prompts for inspiration:

    • A tyrannosaurus and a brontosaurus walked into my classroom, and…
    • The dinosaur wasn’t as big as I imagined it would be, but…
    • I was surprised that the dinosaur smelled like…
    • The velociraptor was quite large and flew very fast above the…
    • I found the baby dinosaur under my bed. I named it…
    • I didn’t want to scare the dinosaur so I…
    • At first, I thought I was dreaming when I saw a dinosaur standing on top of…

    If you’re looking for even more dinosaur inspiration, check out this dinosaur book list featuring even more exciting and enriching stories about our prehistoric friends!

     

    Is your class crazy for dinosaurs? Featuring flying velociraptors, the ferocious tyrannosaurus rex, and more, these five children’s dinosaur books are the perfect way to teach your students about prehistoric creatures, and may even inspire them to write their own creative and exciting stories about dinosaurs!

    National Geographic Kids Readers: Dinosaurs

    In this prehistoric tour with real-life paleontologists, your students will learn how dinosaur bones are dug up, assembled, and studied. They’ll even learn what their favorite dinosaurs ate millions of years ago!

    Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs

    Your students will love that one of their favorite classic fairytales has been reinvented to star three hungry dinosaurs.

    Fly Guy Presents: Dinosaurs

    By now your students know Fly Guy and Buzz have been everywhere, even the natural history museum, where they lead young readers on a prehistoric adventure.

    Who Would Win? Tyrannosaurus Rex vs. Velociraptor

    It’s not just a title, it’s an age-old question. In this competitive tale of two fierce prehistoric creatures, your students will learn about the velociraptor and T-rex, and then determine which would come out on top.

    How Do Dinosaurs Stay Friends?

    In this heartwarming book about respect, sharing, and relationships, and of course, dinosaurs, young readers will find out the secret behind lifelong friendship.

    After reading these dinosaur books for kids, encourage your students to create their own prehistoric tale using these seven dinosaur writing prompts for inspiration:

    • A tyrannosaurus and a brontosaurus walked into my classroom, and…
    • The dinosaur wasn’t as big as I imagined it would be, but…
    • I was surprised that the dinosaur smelled like…
    • The velociraptor was quite large and flew very fast above the…
    • I found the baby dinosaur under my bed. I named it…
    • I didn’t want to scare the dinosaur so I…
    • At first, I thought I was dreaming when I saw a dinosaur standing on top of…

    If you’re looking for even more dinosaur inspiration, check out this dinosaur book list featuring even more exciting and enriching stories about our prehistoric friends!

     

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