this is a lesson based on the Book Dinosaurs, dinosaurs
, which might be in your library if you teach at an elementary school. However, you don't need the book to use this lesson, as the full text is included in the ppts.http://www.amazon.com/Dinosaurs-Byron-Barton/dp/006443298X
The target language is T-Rex
had long, sharp teeth.
The first ppt is just the book. The second is a reading challenge, in the style of the Storytime ppts.
The third reviews the lesson language with some different dinosaurs.
To follow up, I used the worksheet "How to Care for a Dinosaur 2" from bogglesworld esl.http://bogglesworldesl.com/creativewriting.htm
Now free-writing is probably going to be too advanced for your students, so I suggest modelling it first by writing an example story such as this one.
"My dinosaur's name is Princess. She is 9 years old. She is pink. She is 300cm tall. She likes cake and she likes playing soccer."
I've already taught this lesson to a 4th/5th grade Winter Camp class, so there you go, it got their stamp of approval.