On the following pages you will find a booklet format that will lead upper elementary students through the process of writing a report, or informational text, about an animal.
When deciding what animals students will study, there is the option of having the students draw animal names out of a basket (those animal choices are provided at the end of this packet that are ready for you to cut apart) or letting students choose an animal but only allowing one student per animal.
Each main topic includes a graphic organizer and a writing page. When the booklet is copied, the organizer should be on the left page and the writing lines on the right.
After finding key information, this template also asks students to create diagrams, a glossary, and author page to supplement their text.
Revising tips and checklist are also included in the printables for the student packet.
The following pages are ready to use tomorrow. Print pages 3 through 28, copy double sided and staple (I prefer the double side booklet double staple), and begin a new project with your students!
There are assessment rubric choices also provided. The informational writing rubric is from the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium and not something I have created, own, or endorse, but simply offer as an option.
At the end of the unit, CORE standards are provided.