This will make the perfect addition to your unit on animals! Students will absolutely love demonstrating their knowledge of animals with this hands-on puzzle matching activity. Puzzle sets are included for mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians, and insects. Each puzzle set also incorporates labels for main idea (type of animal) and 4 supporting details about each type of animal. Once students are done matching each puzzle set, they will write an informative paragraph about one type of animal using one of two provided writing templates. The templates help students understand how to write a paragraph in an organized way. Both writing templates include an introduction sentence (main idea), supporting details about the topic, and a conclusion sentence (exciting ending). This writing activity also incorporates the skill of taking details from the puzzle pieces and turning them into complete sentences in the written paragraph. Your students that require more support with writing can complete Level 1 which provides more guidance and structure. Your stronger writers can complete Level 2 which still gives some assistance with organization and structure. This product will make the perfect science/literacy center in your classroom!
Included in this product are:
-6 puzzle sets (includes words & pictures)
-a chart that includes 4 examples of each type of animal (includes picture & name)
-2 levels of writing tasks: includes cover page with editing checklist, writing template, and transition word reference sheet
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