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Brontorina (1st Grade)

Brontorina (1st Grade)

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Brontorina is the story of a rather unusual dinosaur who has a dream to dance. There are some who think it’s ridiculous for a dinosaur to dream of being a ballerina. But there are others who support her and help her do what she loves – dance! This module provides ample opportunity for students to be immersed in movement while reinforcing good reading skills.

Before you begin...
Each Artful Reading Module is flexibly designed for a 2-3 week duration. Lessons are marked for Before-, During-, or After-Reading to guide your planning. Each lesson is formatted on a Teacher Lesson Card so you have all the information you need at your fingertips when it’s time to deliver.
This module contains the following Teacher Lesson Cards:

  • Busy Bodies
  • Warming Up to Ballet Music
  • Distinguishing between Images and Words in Text/ Exploration of Ballet
  • Inside a Dance Studio
  • Key ideas and Details Jigsaw
  • Dance Vocabulary
  • Words that Suggest Feelings
  • Mr./Mrs./Ms./Miss _____’s Dance Academy
  • Mirrors
  • Outdoor Dance Academy
  • Differences between Texts

At the end of the module, you’ll find options for summative writing tasks and optional extensions that can stretch the module further.

Key Vocabulary
Ballerina, Studio, Academy, Dream, Graceful, Beamed, Downcast