Brontorina (1st Grade: Series 1)
Brontorina (1st Grade: Series 1)
Brontorina (1st Grade: Series 1)
Brontorina (1st Grade: Series 1)
Brontorina (1st Grade: Series 1)

Brontorina (1st Grade: Series 1)

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Brontorina is the story of a dinosaur who has a dream to dance but her size makes her dream feel unlikely. Students will be risk takers and try on ballet positions, while listening to classical music and studying famous ballet dancers. This module creates a safe space for students to be courageous, like Brontorina, and discover new vocabulary that depicts their feelings at times when their own dreams seem unlikely. 

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. We have added a sample of a During Reading lesson entitled Dance Vocabulary for you to preview. Each lesson is designed in an easy to read format, with standards, materials needed, and step-by-step directions to ensure you are fully prepared when it’s time to deliver. 

This module contains the following lessons:

  • 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.

Standards Matrix

For your reference, we have added images of the literacy standards matrix for this module. 

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

Note: This module is part of 1st Grade: Series 1. The four modules in Series 1 collectively address all National ELA and Core Arts Standards.