This product is a great way to introduce how to properly do research on a topic! Students can pick any animal and answer the scaffolded questions about their animal to get a better understanding of different aspects of the animal. Students will then use the information they researched to put their answers into a scaffolded report and write a final draft. Any of the sections can be mixed and matched depending on how you structure your research!
*About My Animal- general information w/ KW chart
*Lifecycle- diagram and description
*Animal features- web and questions
*Animal Habitat- map and questions
*What's for dinner- diet questions
*Predator or Prey?
*Communication- short answer
*Animal Fun Facts
**Planning an informational essay template- TAP/2 column notes
**Rough draft- Scaffolded with sentence starters (fill in the blanks)
**Final draft template
Font: Teaches Third in Georgia www.teachesthirdingeorgia.blogspot.com
Border: Creative Clips by Krista Wallden:http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Krista-Wallden
Lifecycle graphic- https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Hidesys-Clipart
Web- adapted from Inspiration 9
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