This packet contains 30 playing boards and 1 sheet of fact markers. The students first research the animals on the playing board. Each student creates 6 statements about each animal on the board. 3 of the statements are fact and 3 are opinion. Once each student is finished they give their statements to the teacher who will read them during gameplay.
Grade-Level: First, Second, Third
Resources: Research This! African Elephants (http://bit.ly/12tuxJg), Research This! Rhinoceros (http://bit.ly/RTRhino), Research This! Giraffes http://bit.ly/YDFfs0), Internet
Common Core Alignment
R.NT.01-02.05 – Respond to individual and multiple texts by finding evidence, discussing, illustrating, and/or writing to reflect, make connections, take a position, and/or show understanding.
R.MT.02.05 – Self-monitor comprehension by using graphic organizers such as a Venn diagram and Paragraphs to compare and contrast or indicate a sequence of ideas.
S.CN.00.02 - Speak clearly and audibly in complete, coherent sentences and use sound effects or illustrations for dramatic effect in narrative and informational presentations.
W.GR.01-05.01 - Complete simple sentences beginning with a capital letter and ending with a period, question mark, or exclamation point and capitalize first and last names, and the pronoun I.
The Animal Fact Connection Game is a bingo-styled game where the announcer reads statements about animals and the players need to determine if those statements are fact or opinion. If it is a fact, the player marks the corresponding animal tile with a fact marker. The first student to get 4 in a row (up, down, diagonal) wins!