Animal Habitats - Animal Research Project Template & Informative Writing Prompt

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Take your animal research project to the next level with this informative writing prompt and animal habitat project. Students will research animals to write a habitat report. Students will record their findings about animals on various note catchers and graphic organizers.

What is This Animal Research Project?

Students will research information about different animals that all live in the same habitats and record findings. Students will then edit their notes and compile them into a book on a certain animal habitat that they researched. Students can pick between many different animal habitats, and can do their research online on for free at National Geographic Kids or can use books that you check out from the library.

Animal Research Project Teaching Length:

This writing project can be spanned across an entire month, or is easily modified to be a one week activity. The animal habitat project includes planning, drafting, editing, publishing and rubric pages that are all aligned with the common core.

Teachers can decide how many animals and animal habitats students will report on, and can modify student publishing pages accordingly.

What's Included in the Animal Research Project:

  • Photo Examples
  • Teaching Guide
  • Animal List
  • Animal Note Catcher
  • Differentiated Graphic Organizers for Drafting
  • Editing Checklist
  • Publishing Pages for Book (title page, table of contents, writing pages, maps, diagrams)
  • 2 Differentiated Rubrics

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.
With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.
Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., read a number of books on a single topic to produce a report; record science observations).
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.


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