ANIMAL REPORT: DESERT ANIMALS: INFORMATIVE WRITING

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ANIMAL REPORT: DESERT ANIMALS: INFORMATIVE WRITING

Have your students write informational reports on 17 desert animals! These flipbooks scaffold the structural components of an Informational Report at each stage of the writing process. This resource can be used as a stand-alone flipbook or in an interactive notebook.

What’s Included:
✓ EDITABLE Flipbook templates in blackline to print.
✓ Self-editing checklist
✓ Peer-editing checklist
✓ Teacher Marking Rubric x 4 formats
✓ 24 (word-meaning) Vocabulary Display Cards
✓ Writing sheets x 4 styles

PARTS OF THE FLIPBOOK

COVER : 17 editable cover options featuring desert animals. Students can pick the cover depending on what desert animal is under study. One blank cover included so students can illustrate. Students can type in text straight into the templates if they don’t want to hand-write.
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The following desert animals are featured:
Armadillo, Camel, Coral Snake, Coyote, Eagle, Fennec Fox, Gila Monster, Jack Rabbit, Kangaroo Rat, Long-nosed Bat, Meerkat, Peccary, Rattlesnake, Scorpion, Tarantula, Turtle, Vulture
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The following information can be written on or typed into the seven editable sections of the flipbook.

INTRODUCTION:
weight, length, family, and group of animal. Students may also write a brief description.

HABITAT x 2 : location in the world. A world map is included to mark the location.

DIET : food the desert animal eats to survive. There is place for illustration.

LIFE CYCLE: the breeding seasons and habits.

BEHAVIOR: the physical and behavioral adaptations that enable the desert animal to survive in its environment.

INTERESTING FACTS: any other interesting facts that would sum up the information report.

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Separate sheets featuring Australian/U.K. Spellings in Rubrics, Checklists, and Vocabulary Flashcards included.
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How to assemble:
You can choose either of the three options.

→ Print out the templates in blackline. Cut around each template and assemble from smallest template to largest template. Have students color in cover page. Staple at top tab for flipbook or glue descending order in notebook.

→ Print out the templates on cardstock (different colors). Cut around each template and assemble. Attach at top.

** Have students refer to books, websites, and videos on the specific desert animal to record information.


Suggested use:
Have students collect information in their flipbook on the desert animal under study. This could also serve as their draft where they could use the self-editing and peer-editing checklists to edit. Finally have students publish on given writing sheets or type out content from draft observing corrections. The sections pertaining to habitat, diet, life-cycle, and behavior can make-up the Body of the Report and 1-2 interesting facts to conclude the Information Report.

These Desert Animal flipbooks are sure to make an interesting bulletin board display. Wish you and your students a successful academic year.

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ANIMAL RESEARCH MEGA BUNDLE

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ANIMAL REPORT: DESERT ANIMALS: INFORMATIVE WRITING
ANIMAL REPORT: DESERT ANIMALS: INFORMATIVE WRITING
ANIMAL REPORT: DESERT ANIMALS: INFORMATIVE WRITING
ANIMAL REPORT: DESERT ANIMALS: INFORMATIVE WRITING