Sunday, April 17, 2016

Our Big Wide World of Animals

Our world is full of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, fish, and insects that the students are anxious to find out more about. Guiding the primary student through a research project can be difficult and so I developed this packet.

About the animal group.  There are six:  mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, insects, birds.
Each follows a similar pattern.

The actual reports are guided and well laid out.  
They help the student organize what they will report.
There is a mini book style.  A flip book style and a narrative style for a class book.

These are some of the specific pages designed to help your child research and find MEANINGFUL information.

And you won't want to miss the freebie that goes with it!!
Sorting/Compare and Contrast

It contains:(Same patterned followed for all 6 groups)
Poster on Animal Group with Characteristics
Informational text on the Animal Group with key words underlined
Vocabulary Cards for key words
Recall sheet for followup to informational text
ABC Order using animals in the specific group
Word Search using animals in the specific group
Syllables using animals in the specific group
Making words with one of the animals or key vocabulary words in the specific group
Letters of animal group for writing a poem
Writing as followup to informational text (are, have, can)
Writing with opening sentence, three details, closing sentence.

These 6 groups are followed with Let's Research:
Identifying animal to research, its group, and what you know and wonder
Page for listing resources divided into internet, magazine, book, interview
Page for note taking looking at characteristics, diet, habitat, life cycle, interesting facts
Preparing information to report...4 specific graphic organizers, pick and choose or use them all
Life cycle chart
Habitat chart

Let's Report:
3 specific styles of report booklets for sharing information 
Flip Chart
Mini Book

These pages will support you throughout the year in helping your class become master researchers and reporters.

By sharing their report the class will also learn by listening.
These reports can also be done as group projects.


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