Amazon Rainforest Animals {CCSS Informative Writing + Craft Projects}

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16.12 MB   |   82 pages of color writing templates (no need to print) + 188 pages

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Do your students struggle with writing across the content areas? Are you pulling your hair out trying to teach main idea and details to your first and second graders? They will quickly get into the swing of informative writing with this writing unit.

Take students through the writing process by teaching them how to research, brainstorm, write and edit rough drafts, and finalize their writing. Showcase student writing with animal craft projects or make an end-of-unit book.

Decide which animals you are going to present. I’ve included writing and craft resources for the following animals, in order of the layers of the rainforest in which they live: piranha, caiman, anaconda, leaf cutter ant, anteater, jaguar, frogs, sloth, spider monkey, howler monkey, toucan, blue morpho butterfly and macaw.

This unit includes the following resources:
Additional Resources Lists of Literature and Non-Fiction Text Connections and Additional Informative Resources (links to websites and names of videos)
Word Wall Words and Pictures Display the word cards and pictures for student reference while writing and reading.
Map Poster and Worksheet Integrate Social Studies map skills with this poster and student worksheet displaying the Amazon Rainforest.
Layers of the Rainforest Posters and Layered Booklet Create a layered booklet to illustrate the layers of the rainforest. You have option to use my text or have students generate informative paragraphs.
Writing Process Resources Templates for putting facts into word webs, writing rough drafts, editing, and writing “neat sheets”.
My Rainforest Adventure Story Writing Narrative brainstorming sheet, rough draft, editing and “neat sheet”.
Book Making The culminating activity for this unit is to make books made up your student’s work for them to share with their families. There’s a book cover toward the end of the writing pages, and directions for how to make a pocket book.
Craftivities These craftivities can be stand-alone projects or used to showcase student writing. I've included craftivity directions and templates for the following animals:
•piranha
•caiman
•anaconda
•leaf cutter ant
•anteater
•jaguar
•frogs
•sloth
•spider monkey
•howler monkey
•toucan
•blue morpho butterfly
•macaw

There’s no need to print all the pages I’ve provided! Save ink by just printing the pages your students will use. In addition to the black and white student printables, I’ve provided a separate pdf file of color resources that you can import into your projector for guided writing.
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Total Pages
82 pages of color writing templates (no need to print) + 188
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Teaching Duration
1 Month

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Amazon Rainforest Animals {CCSS Informative Writing + Craf
Amazon Rainforest Animals {CCSS Informative Writing + Craf
Amazon Rainforest Animals {CCSS Informative Writing + Craf
Amazon Rainforest Animals {CCSS Informative Writing + Craf
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