Literature Guide for Mary Anning and the Sea Dragon, by Michael Dooling
Archaeology, Informational Text, Women's History Month
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Printables
Fossils, Paleontology, Mary Anning and the Sea Dragon Informational Text
This product is based on the popular children’s book Mary Anning and the Sea Dragon (written by Jeannine Atkins and illustrated by Michael Dooling). The text and illustrations of the book were reviewed for accuracy by Dr. John Maisey, Fossil Fish Curator at the Museum of Natural History in New York. Worksheets include: characters, plot, setting, character traits, themes, cause/effect, conflict/resolution, response to text, and summarizing. Good resource for grades 3rd, 4th, 5th, Middle, and High School.
This packet includes an article, ready to print student worksheets with answers, paleontologist drawing activity, maps of Lyme Regis, ichthyosaur facts, fossil hunting tips, extension activities, related web sites and teacher instructions.
All winter, Mary worked with chapped, red hands. As she worked she heard her father’s voice as clearly as if he were speaking to her, “Don’t ever stop looking, Mary.”