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Polar Bears, Reindeer and Penguins..Oh My..animals that Live in the Polar Regions
Polar Bears, Reindeer and Penguins…OH MY! Learning about Animals of the Polar Regions That Interest Young Children A Non-Fiction Report Writing Fun Activity for December or Anytime!
Usually around the time between Thanksgiving and Winter Break, many children are excited and look forward to celebrating some special holidays. On the east coast, they are also interested in animals that have adapted to snow and live in Polar Regions. The animals that they seem to enjoy most are: Polar Bears, Penguins and of course Reindeers.
This mini unit includes fact cards, written in kid friendly language, about those 3 animals and encourages children to explore in further depth information about them. Children will be enthusiastic to find books in the library to research these animals.
Here is what is Included: 12 Fact cards about Polar bears. 16 Fact cards about Penguins. 20 Fact cards about Penguins 12 Fact cards about Reindeer. Fact and Opinion Frame KWL Frame Can, Have, Are Frame Venn Diagram to compare and contrast 2 animals of choice. Determining Important Idea Frame Color and B and W. A frame for Report Writing Ideas for catchy beginnings, what to include in the body of the report and ideas for ending the report. Writing paper to use for a good draft. Craftivity to use for mounting reports.
You can do this research as a whole class reading a book and presenting facts or partners for some and you pull a group of students who may need assistance. You can also complete this one on one as an intervention with an aid while others complete it in a way that works for them. This activity can be differentiated as needed. For Example, I am using this with Kindergarten and just having them display the Can, Have, Are sheets with their chosen animals.
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