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Check-out my New York Times post for English Language Learners on dinosaurs.

There are few people of any age who are not interested in dinosaurs. So, since I’m always interested in trying to identify engaging reading materials for my students, I thought I’d develop this “The Best…” list.

I hope readers will contribute additional suggestions.

Here are my choices for The Best Sites For Learning About Dinosaurs (and are accessible to English Language Learners):

The CBBC has a nice guide to dinosaurs.

PBS also has a children’s show called Dinosaur Train, that has good, simple dinosaur materials.

Ology, at the American Museum of Natural History, has a big section on dinosaurs.

Enchanted Learning — Zoom Dinosaurs has resources that are very accessible to English Language Learners.

The Smithsonian, of course, has plenty of dinosaur resources.

Dinosaur World is an interactive from the BBC, which also has many other features.

The National History Museum also has some good accessible materials.

Check-out the just-released Symphony of Science video about dinosaurs:

Play Dinosaster


The BBC has a very thorough interactive on dinosaurs.

Here’s a virtual dinosaur dig.

“The ferocious predatory dinosaurs of Cretaceous Sahara” is the title of this lesson and video from TED-Ed:


Mission to the Mesozoic is a neat bilingual (English/Spanish) game from the Field Museum. It’s designed “to find plants and animals across the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous time periods in this online game.”

Every year, my students do “What If?” history projects (The Best Resources For Teaching “What If?” History Lessons).

This video shares a “What If?” idea that may or may not be silly, but offers an intriguing question:

Feedback and suggestions are welcome.

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