Animal Reports

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Animal Reports Made Easy
This informative writing and informational text unit is more than just templates, it includes everything you need for researching, drafting, and publishing rigorous animal reports. With the Common Core’s emphasis on informational text and informative writing, this unit will walk you and your young writers through the entire researching and writing process.

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Immersion
•Text Features Help Me Understand
•How Do Text Features Help Me Understand?
•Text Structures Help Me Understand
•Using Text Structures to Understand
•Text Structure Graphic Organizer: Description
•Text Structure Graphic Organizer: Sequence
•Text Structure Graphic Organizer: Compare & Contrast
•Text Structure Graphic Organizer: Cause & Effect
•Text Structure Graphic Organizer: Problem & Solution
•Asking Questions and Searching for Answers
•Activating Schema and Generating Questions
•Making Inferences
•Important Vocabulary Words
•What’s the Main Idea?
•Fact or Opinion?
•Forming My Own Opinion
•Identifying Important Facts and Fun Facts

Brainstorming
•Choosing My Topic
•Activating My Schema
•Class List
•Digital Sources
•My Research Sources

Prewriting
•Animal Report Web
•Example Research Notes
•Introduction (Notes)
•Physical Characteristics (Notes)
•Habitat (Notes)
•Predators/Prey (Notes)
•Safety and Environment (Notes)

Drafting
•Breaking It Down: What is a Paragraph?
•Breaking It Down: How Do We Write a Paragraph?
•Putting it in MY Own Words
•Topic or Detail? You Decide
•Hooking My Readers: Informative Leads
•Moving Along: Transitional Words and Phrases
•Writing an Organized Paragraph
•Introduction (Draft)
•Physical Characteristics (Draft)
•Habitat (Draft)
•Predators/Prey (Draft)
•Safety and Environment (Draft)
•DRAFT (Extra Paper)
•Glossary (Draft)
•Bibliography (Draft)

Editing and Revising
•Editing and Revising Checklists
•Editing: Super Spelling
•Peer Writing Conference
•Constructive Criticism
•Combining Sentences
•Revising Headings

Publishing
•Nonfiction Animal Report Checklist
•Examples of Completed Pages and Directions for Students
•Cover
•Table of Contents
•Blank Page With Heading Box
•Blank Page
•Photograph/Illustration/Diagram and Caption
•Fun Facts
•How to Protect _________
•Right Sidebar
•Left Sidebar
•Habitat Map—North America
•Habitat Map—World
•Glossary (5 Words)•Glossary (10 Words)
•Bibliography

Assessment
•Nonfiction Writing Rubric (Teacher Version)
•Nonfiction Writing Rubric (Student Version)
•Informative Writing: Animal Report Rubric (Student Version)
•Common Core Standards Rubric—Reading Informational Text
•Common Core Standards Rubric—Writing an Informative Report

Common Core Standards
•Common Core Standards: Informative Writing—Corresponding CCS for Grades 2-5
•Common Core Standards: Reading Informational Text—Corresponding CCS for Grades 2-5

Now available bundled with Biography Report: Informative Reading & Writing Unit {Common Core Aligned}
Informational BUNDLE: Animal Reports & Biography Reports {Common Core Aligned}
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Total Pages
89
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
1 Month

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