***This is the 3rd-4th grade version of this product. For the 5th-6th grade version, click here
This packet includes everything you need for a complete interdisciplinary interactive unit on dog breeds. I created this unit to leave with a sub for 3rd-4th graders to complete in a day. The students work through the packet, completing activities for reading, writing, science, social studies, and math. Then, they will turn everything they've done into a lapbook.
These plans work well to leave with a sub, but they are also great for you to do with your students yourself! Use these on one of those "odd" days before holidays when you need to keep the students on task, for the last days of school when nothing can "really" count for a grade, or as a reward for your students.
Please see the preview file for the Teacher Instructions for a detailed synopsis of what your students will be doing. Here's a quick breakdown:
2 page article "Popular Dog Breeds" profiles 8 breeds of dogs
Task One: Doggie Stats - Reading Non-Fiction, Comprehension, Finding Text Evidence
Task Two: Matching Dogs & Owners - Reading Comprehension, Drawing Conclusions, Making Judgments
Task Three: Analyzing Dog Adaptations - Science, Analyzing and Applying Animal Adaptations
Task Four: Responsible Dog Ownership - Social Studies, Responsibility, Citizenship, Reading Non-Fiction, Comprehension, Using Text Evidence
Task Five: Creating a Bar Graph - Math, Reading a Table, Making a Bar Graph, Analyzing Data, Mean, Mode, & Range
Task Six: The Cost of Owning a Dog, Math, Multiplication, Real-Life Application
Task Seven: Writing a Friendly Letter, Writing, Writing a Persuasive Paragraph, Writing a Friendly Letter
Task Eight: Decorate Your Lapbook
The packet includes a step-by-step guide with pictures on how to construct a lapbook, a diagram of the lapbook that you will be piecing together, and detailed instructions on turning the packet into a lapbook.
The teacher packet includes a KEY for all activities, detailed instructions for your or your sub, and a schedule with number of minutes to allot for each activity.
After leaving this project with a sub, I revised a few things and now this is sub-tested and ready to go!
All you have to do is print the student packet and make copies, print the teacher packet, write your own times into the schedule, and gather the materials. You'll need 1 1/2 manila folders for each student, clear packing tape, 1 sheet of card stock per student, scissors, glue, and crayons, markers, or pencil colors. That's it! All of the research is in the packet so your students will not be needing to access technology of any kind.
**Do not purchase this product and the 5-6 grades version, as the majority of the content is the same with some tweaks and changes.
Also, please note that some of the articles/activities included in this document are duplicated in my other product "Gr 4-6 Nonfiction Article & Tasks for Finding Text Evidence."
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