Students will be able to write informational books where they name a topic, supply some facts about it, and provide a sense of closure.
Enemies: What animals eat or otherwise kill your animal? Locomotion: Can your animal move? How much do animals suffer as a result? And do students really need to dissect or experiment on animals?
Has it lost habitat, lost a food source, or has it been overhunted?Differentiation Enrichment: Have students share their books with others, eliciting feedback from peers and revising their books accordingly. Some claim all experiments are conducted humanely, to high scientific standards. For example, for caterpillars, birds eat caterpillars, but wasps also lay their eggs in the caterpillars and this eventually kills the wasp's unwilling host. For example, platypus means "flat-footed. Citing Your References: When you write your bibliography, list all of your references. Encyclopedia: Title of encyclopedia, volume of encyclopedia used. If so, how does your animal move does it walk, fly, jump, burrow, etc. What does an average one weigh? This can often be the best part of the report, taking you off on interesting topics. Some teachers also request that you include the date of access; this is the date or dates that you went to the web page or pages.
Encourage students to find a photograph they like to print out and include on their writing piece as well as draw an illustration of their animal. Complete the sentence stem by filling in an example animal.
Is it an herbivore plant eatercarnivore meat eateromnivore eating meat and plantsor something else? Some scientists claim they are essential for combating major human diseases, or detecting human toxins.
Show students how to consult their Tell About Animals worksheet to write the words in each section.
After their planning worksheet is complete, students can move onto planning and writing the words in their books. End the report with a closing paragraph that summarizes what you wrote and learned.Introduction 5 minutes Show students a book about an animal. Magazine or Journal: Author s. After their planning worksheet is complete, students can move onto planning and writing the words in their books. Define any technical terms that you use. Location of publisher: Name of Publisher, year of publication, pages where the article is located. For example: Is there evidence of herding or is it a solitary animal? Getting Started: First, get to know about your animal. Complete the sentence stem by filling in an example animal. Name of the publisher EnchantedLearning. Are its legs long or short?