“Dinosaur Ghosts” In 1947, scientists uncover the bones of dozens of Coelophysis dinosaurs in New Mexico. However, the cause of the dinosaurs‘ death is a mystery. the scientists rule out mudslides, volcanoes, asteroids, poisoned water, floods and drought followed by a flood.
Vocabulary -focus is on word structure using suffixes.
fragile: easily broken , damaged or destroyed
poisonous: containing a dangerous substance, very harmful to life and health
prey: Animal or animals hunted and killed for food by another animal
sluggish: lacking energy or vigor
specimens: examples of a group, samples
treacherous: very dangerous while seeming to be safe
volcanic: of or caused by a volcano
More words to know:
excavation: the act of uncovering by digging
geologists: scientists who study the composition of the Earth
or of other heavenly bodies, the process that formed them, and their history.
paleontologists: scientists who study prehistoric life as represented in fossilized plants and animals
Comprehension Skill:” Main idea and Details
Topic: what the entire piece is about, usually expressed in a few words
Main idea is the most important idea about the topic, sometimes the author states it, other times you must figure it out yourself
Details are smaller pieces of information that support or tell more about the main idea.