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Animal and Habitat Explorer Research Unit & Journal. Informational text features

Wife Teacher Mommy


  • Grades: 3rd Grade
  • Subjects: Reading, Science
  • Product Type: N/A
  • Format: Digital product, Downloadable

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Total Price: $24.49

Product Description

This unit is perfect for students who are learning how to use informational text and studying animals and habitats. Students will first learn how to use the text features in informational text including the table of contents and index. Then, students will be assigned a habitat and a partner to work with. Students will have an Habitat and Animal Explorer Research Journal that they will use as a guide as they research about their habitat and one animal from their habitat. Once students have completed their research, they will use it to complete two culminating activities: a report/presentation and a terrarium. For the terrarium, students will create a model of their habitat in a shoe box! Finally, other classes and parents will be invited to the "Habitat Fair" where your students can show off their cool habitat terrariums!

Who is it for?

  • 2nd-4th grade teachers who are teaching their students about informational text or animals and habitats.
  • Homeschool families whose children love animals.
  • Parents who want their students ENGAGED in informational text.
  • Anyone who LOVES animals!

Why Buy?

  • This unit will get your students highly engaged in reading informational text.
  • Students will WANT to read to learn more about their habitat and animal.
  • It is a perfect way to integrate ELA and Science.
  • Perfect for ANIMAL LOVERS!

How does it work?

  • Simply download and print and gather informational texts for your children to use!
  • Download is for ONE educator or family. Thank you in advance for your honesty!


Buy this product in a bundle with Living and Non-Living Things Sort Activities for 20% off (only $6.80)

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-Unit Outline/Timeline
-Unit Preparation
-Table of Contents & Index Mini Lesson
-Other Text Features Mini Lesson
-My Habitat & Animal Explorer Research Journal Instructions
-Terrarium & Habitat Report Instructions
-Terrarium Example
-Presentations & Animal Fair Instructions
-Report Paper
-Grading Rubric
-Habitat Cards
-Unit Parent Letter
-Habitat Fair Invitation
-Using the Table of Contents & Index Worksheet
-Text Features Worksheet
-My Habitat & Animal Explorer Research Journal Cover + 17 writing prompts. 9 pages (18 student pages once cut in half)

***BONUS! Full document also included in Ink Friendly Black & White for your convenience***


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    Great homeschool resource!
    Mar 01, 2016

    I am a homeschool mom of 5, at different grades and they all loved this. It was fun to research the habitat and animals. we are going to continue to use this each year and advance it as needed. thank you.

    Shelly - Homeschooler, Parent, Teacher, Super-hero
    Great resource!
    Aug 02, 2015

    Perfect for use in my special ed classroom!

    Great Resource
    May 29, 2015

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful resource! It will come in handy for research reports that will be done in my home school.

    Love it!!
    May 26, 2015

    Great resource to have when teaching about animal habitats.

    Melissa - Seller on Educents
    Excited for Next Year
    May 25, 2015

    This hasn't impacted my teaching yet, but am hoping it will next year!

    Sheena - Parent, Teacher, Super-hero

About the Seller

Wife Teacher Mommy
(27 Reviews)

My name is Kelsey Sorenson and I'm a wife, former teacher and substitute teacher, and mommy from Utah! I am currently primarily a stay at home mommy to my sweet little boy, Parker, and a little girl on the way. I love creating resources for pre-school and elementary aged students that I will be able to use with my own children as they grow! 


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