Close & Critical Reading
Stellar Unit 6: Dinosaurs Exist!
Look at the title & illustrations. Why do you think the story is titled "Dinosaurs Exist!"?
Pg. 1 (Lines 1 to 8) 1. How would you describe Ryan? Why do you say that?
Pg. 2 (Lines 9 to 32) What was Vicky like as a sister? Why do you say so?
Pg. 3 (Lines 33 to 52) How did Vicky feel about the dinosaur expedition? How do you know?
Pg. 4 (Lines 53 to 63) Why did Ryan and Vicky display different feelings & emotions?
Pg. 5 (Lines 64 to 67) What do you think the children saw? Describe.
Pg. 6 (Lines 68 to 73) The dinosaurs appeared "frozen in time" (L72). What does this tell us about their state or condition?
Pg. 7 (Lines 74 to 86) At the end of the story, why did Vicky have to admit that her brother was right?