This is a great way to incorporate non-fiction, informational, or science based writing into your instruction. There are 5 circle planners included so students can choose from 4 animals or their own choice of animal. There is also a paragraph frame in the form of an animal card that students fill in to tell what their animal can do. Transition words are used throughout the paragraph frame. There is also a space for students to illustrate their animal card. The second item is a final draft paper that students can use to rewrite their animal card. These pages can also be used to differentiate your writing for students who need the sentence frames and for students who are more independent writers. Students can use their animal cards as trading cards, or this makes a great bulletin board display!