Animal Report and Informational Writing

Grade Levels
2nd - 4th
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This easy-to-use Animal Report and Informational Writing Unit can be used in a variety of ways - there are many options and differentiation and scaffolding is easy. The Ocean Animal Report set is now included in this set! It includes everything you need for researching, drafting, and publishing informative animal and/or ocean animal reports.

The differentiated style of this report and informative writing project will guide you and your student writers through the entire research and writing process. Students finish with a well-designed project to be proud of!

Students are free to choose whichever animal or ocean animal they want. They will research the animal of their choice, complete outlines, and draw pictures. Teachers are free to choose as many or as few pages as their class needs - it's very easy to differentiate.

Included in this Animal Report Kit:

  • Animal Report or Ocean Animal Report forms
  • Sample animal report (on lions) to use as a mentor report for class discussion
  • Directions, photos, and notes for the teacher 
  • Class organizer
  • 8 Student information organizers
  • 3 Different Report Option Formats: Guided, Basic, and Independent Styles
  • Writing papers for the final copy
  • Simple grading rubric

I've successfully used these report options with special education students and English learners. ALL students are successful with these reports while gaining a huge sense of pride!

The animal report outline can be used as either a report by itself or as an outline for preparing a rough draft. Many different writing papers with and without picture areas are included.

You won’t use every page in this packet, but the options are available so that you can pick and choose what best suits your class. Use the extra pages to differentiate for individual students.

An animal report checklist is included, which provides students with a guideline to check their work prior to publishing, and a basic rubric is also included.

Several different animal report cover options, frame styles, and sizes are included for you to choose from. Use as few or as many as you wish. Pictures of completed animal reports are included for ideas.

Revision - June 2021

Related Resources:

Journal Writing Prompts

Citing Evidence

Improving and Expanding Sentences

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63 pages
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