Analysis of Fossilized Antarctic Bird's 'Voice Box' Suggests Dinosaurs Couldn't Sing

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Resource ID#: 165124 Primary Type: Text Resource

General Information

Subject(s): Science, English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 9, 10
Intended Audience: Educators educators
Resource supports reading in content area:Yes
Keywords: evolution, syrinx, hyoid, fossil, fossilization, cartilage, bird, dinosaur, lesson plan, text complexity, larynx, Antarctica
Instructional Component Type(s): Text Resource
Resource Collection: STEM Reading Resources

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Lesson Plan

This Dinosaur Can't Sing:

In this lesson, students will analyze an informational text intended to support reading in the content area. The article presents new research that suggests dinosaurs were not able to vocalize or "sing" in a way similar to modern birds. The lesson plan includes a note-taking guide, text-dependent questions, a writing prompt, answer keys, and a writing rubric. Numerous options to extend the lesson are also included.

Type: Lesson Plan