Who is it for?
- 3rd Graders (8 to 9-year-olds)
- 4th Graders (9 to 10-year-olds)
- 5th Graders (10 to 11-year-olds)
- Your little scientist
This Animal Research Bundle contains all you need to teach students how to complete an individualized, self-directed research project ending in a Natural History Museum. Students will learn how to research using non-fiction books and put the information in their own words! No more copying directly from the book! The process is broken down into day-to-day lessons.
This Animal Research bundle is differentiated and a perfect way to meet the needs of all of your students.
This unit contains CHOICE, which is key for student engagement. Students will choose one animal from a selection of grade-appropriate non-fiction and focus on their animal's adaptations, habitat, predators, prey/diet and other interesting facts.
Common Core and Science Standards aligned! Suggestions for guided reading groups are also included.
What's included?-5 + weeks of complete daily lesson plans
-Completed PROJECT SAMPLES to show your students what a quality animal research project looks like
-All student handouts, parent letters (English and Spanish) and teacher masters
-Choosing books for animal research
-Suggested Animal Lists
-Anchor Chart Printables
-Interactive Journal Pages
-Creative ways to assess prior knowledge
-Informational Text Features
-Informational Text vocabulary activities
-detailed instructions on how to teach students how to write an interesting paragraph with strong, varied language
-suggestions on how to supervise student work and create guided reading groups based on need
-step-by-step instructions on how to demonstrate to students how to make a No-to-Low cost diorama
-step-by-step instructions on how to demonstrate how to make animal research product using PowerPoint or Prezi
-Product Descriptors for easy grading! These Animal Research Product Descriptors are available in English and Spanish (translated using Google Translate)
-Writing Process Clip Chart
If you enjoy my Animal Research Project, check out my Biography Research Project!
About the Seller
I have taught 1st through 5th grade and have taken some time off to be home with my twins. I am certified to teach K-8 as well as Gifted and Talented. I am also pursuing my English as a Second Language endorsement.
I LOVE to create challenging but fun resources that can be easily implemented in your classroom. I focus on creative thinking and integrated research units. I hope that you enjoy my products!