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FREE Dinosaurs Before Dark Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activities

FREE Dinosaurs Before Dark Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activities

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These FREE comprehension activities for Magic Tree House Dinosaurs Before Dark are great for beginning readers who aren't ready for lots of writing! Work on story comprehension, vocabulary, and critical thinking... without requiring tons of written response!


This is a FREE sample from my other Magic Tree House comprehension resources! This resource features 2 comprehension worksheets for the entire book. Want chapter-specific comprehension, story elements, sequencing, and more? Get the full version here!


This resource is designed to help your readers practice their reading comprehension skills with built-in differentiation for early, struggling or reluctant readers/writers!


You can use these activities alongside the read aloud, audio book, or a child reading the text themselves. They are also great for assessments, literacy center worksheets, homework, and more!


Options for writing or drawing answers are provided, as well as offering multiple choice questions to help students truly focus on COMPREHENSION and less on needing to write out their thoughts.


Included In This Resource


1. Book Comprehension Worksheets

  • 2 sheets
  • Simple to understand comprehension questions
  • Vocabulary with picture clues
  • Drawing space
  • A predictions prompt


2. "A New Ending" Worksheet

Students can write or draw an alternate ending to "Dinosaurs Before Dark."


3. Vocabulary Matching

Help your students learn some of the trickier words included in these texts! Two levels are provided:

  • Matching the vocabulary words to written definitions
  • Matching the words to the picture clues.
  • Both versions use some of the definitions and picture clues found on the Chapter Comprehension Worksheets.


4. Answer Key


Great For...

  • Struggling readers/writers who love the Magic Tree House books, but cannot write long written responses
  • Students who have listened to the audio book, but are not independent readers yet
  • Reluctant writers/readers who need more engagement
  • Homeschool
  • Guided reading groups


Many reading comprehension resources rely on students' written answers. With this resource, you now have options for differentiating for struggling readers and writers, while engaging the whole class in these delightful books!


PLEASE NOTE: You must have access to the printed or audio version of Magic Tree House Book 1: Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne to use this resource.


Love these and want more? Check out my full comprehension resources for Magic Tree House books here! All of these included chapter-specific comprehension work, more vocabulary work, story sequencing, story elements, and more!


➡️ Differentiated Reading Comprehension for Magic Tree House #1 Dinosaurs Before Dark

➡️ Differentiated Reading Comprehension for Magic Tree House #2 The Knight At Dawn

➡️ Differentiated Reading Comprehension for Magic Tree House #3 Mummies in the Morning

➡️ Differentiated Reading Comprehension for Magic Tree House #4 Pirates Past Noon

➡️  Differentiated Reading Comprehension for Magic Tree House #5 Night of the Ninjas


***See the entire collection on one page HERE***


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