Dinosaur Pop-Up Report

Lesson #12138

Avoid extinction and study and write about dinosaurs.

Grade Level:
1-2, 3-5

Students will enjoy studying and writing about their favorite dinosaur. As they create their report they can add decorated dinosaurs to their pop-up report.

Students can read and discuss what dinosaurs may have looked like, what they ate, where many dinosaur bones are found and the different theories about why they disappeared.

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The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.

  1. Fold an 8 1/2" x 11" or 9" x 12" sheet of construction paper in half. 
  2. Cut two slits in the center of the fold 1" long and about 1" apart (Figure A) to make a tab.
  3. Fold up the tab, and crease (Figure B). Unfold the tab, and pop the tab from the back for a pop-up page (Figure C).
  4. Die-cut the dinosaurs using cardstock or construction paper. Decorate and add shading with crayons, markers, pens or paper layers.
  5. Attach each decorated dinosaur to a tab, and adhere lined paper under the tab (Figure D).
  6. Place adhesive on the back of the first pop-up page, and adhere to the front of the second page (Figure E).
  7. Continue attaching each page to the next page.
  8. Cut and attach a piece of copy paper wide enough to cover the notches on the top of the pages. Add detail with patterned paper (Figure F & Main Photo).
  9. When students have completed their report, they can share their discoveries with their classmates.

  • Figure A

  • Figure B

  • Figure C

  • Figure D

  • Figure E

  • Figure F

Language Arts-English
NL-ENG.K-12.4 Communication Skills

  • Students adjust their use of spoken, written and visual language (e.g., conventions, style, vocabulary) to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes.

NL-ENG.K-12.7 Evaluating Data

  • Students conduct research on issues and interests by generating ideas and questions and by posing problems. They gather, evaluate and synthesize data from a variety of sources (e.g., print and non-print texts, artifacts, people) to communicate their discoveries in ways that suit their purpose and audience.

NL-ENG.K-12.8 Developing Research Skills

  • Students use a variety of technological and information resources (e.g., libraries, databases, computer networks, video) to gather and synthesize information and to create and communicate knowledge.

Source: educationworld.com

NS.K-4.3 Life Science
As a result of activities in grades K–4, all students should develop an understanding of

  • The characteristics of organisms
  • Life cycle of organisms
  • Organisms and environments

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