ANIMAL ARCHITECTS infuses Art with Reading Research, The Writing Process /Informational Writing and Life Science.
This Arts-Based Writing Lesson has been successfully used with fourth through sixth graders on many occasions. I found that my students enjoyed this lessons, and stayed involved and on-task.
ANIMAL ARCHITECTS focuses on developing Higher-Level Thinking Skills: classifying, explaining, executing, comparing, and creating. It involves teacher-modeling and requires students to use THE WRITING PROCESS to Compare and Contrast man and animals as architects -and, finally, to write a report.
As one of my students said to me as he worked on his report, "I guess you can still have fun while you learn!"
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