edHelper.com
Dinosaurs
Armor and Helmets-Decked Out Dinosaurs



Armor and Helmets-Decked Out Dinosaurs
Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 3 to 4
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.01

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    Ankylosaurs, armadillo, armor-plated, butted, dome-headed, rhinoceros, spiked, spite, eaters, bony, armor, defense, lumpy, chips, spikes, attack
     content words:    Other Ceratosids, North America


Print Armor and Helmets-Decked Out Dinosaurs
     Print Armor and Helmets-Decked Out Dinosaurs  (font options, pick words for additional puzzles, and more)


Quickly Print
     Quickly print reading comprehension


Proofreading Activity
     Print a proofreading activity


Feedback on Armor and Helmets-Decked Out Dinosaurs
     Leave your feedback on Armor and Helmets-Decked Out Dinosaurs  (use this link if you found an error in the story)



Armor and Helmets-Decked Out Dinosaurs
By Colleen Messina
  

1     Did you ever play dress up? Its fun to get all decked out in hats, helmets, and armor! Some dinosaurs looked like they played dress up, too. They were born with their fancy outfits. These dinosaurs had many unusual parts.
 
2     Some dinosaurs looked like they were wearing face masks. These dinosaurs were called Ceratopsids. They were also called horned dinosaurs. They had armor-plated skulls. They also had big horns. They were plant eaters. Some were the size of a dog. Others were as big as an elephant! They lived in herds. They used their horns for defense.
 
3     One strange horned dinosaur was a small one named Psittacosaurus. He walked on two legs. He had a beak like a parrot. His name means "parrot lizard." He was only three feet tall. He ate tough plants with his beak. He looked like a bird with two arms instead of wings.

Paragraphs 4 to 10:
For the complete story with questions: click here for printable


Copyright © 2009 edHelper