African Animals: Informational Article, QR Code Research Page & Fact Sort is a set of 11 informational articles all about African Animals. These articles are full of interesting facts and details that students can use during reading and writing activities.
Includes an article about each animal in two formats (two-page color photos & one-page text), QR Codes for online articles and videos about the animal and a fact sort sheet where students can sort facts about each animal's attributes, actions,and environment. Also included are comprehension activities, vocabulary cards, and mini-report pages.
I use these articles as a resource when researching and writing about animals. We read the article, look at a variety of web sites, and watch a couple of videos to gather all our facts about the animal. Once we have the facts, we sort the facts into categories and then write our research report.
To see how I teach Informational Writing, see this series of blog posts.
The articles are written at about a second / third grade reading level and are controlled for sentence length and complexity.
These articles complement my Informational Writing Tools packet.
Some videos are on YouTube, so be sure you can access the web site at school.
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