Animal Writing Differentiated Research Flap Books BUNDLE of 10

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These flap writing booklets are unique in that they can be differentiated in so many ways! They can be used for simple non-fiction writing research, story writing, opinion writing, and more. Each one folds up neatly into a fun flip-flap book!

All you need to make these expanding books is 1 piece of 12 x 18 colored paper.

  1. Cut in half lengthwise.
  2. Fold into thirds and glue the two pieces overlapping in the middle (see picture)
  3. Fold all the flaps towards the center to close the book (See video preview above to see how it looks!)
  4. Choose any of the differentiated writing templates to glue on the flaps. These include labeling, non-fiction facts, creative writing, and more!
  5. There is a full poster full of animal facts for each animal.

For a challenge, students can glue more templates on the back of each flap (adds 5 more writing tasks). There's also a template for a cover, and an optional animal coloring art template (optional).

Differentiate By Complexity of Writing Task

Choose the writing templates that are appropriate for your students.

There are some that only require simple drawing and labeling.

Others require deeper thinking and more in-depth writing tasks.

There are also generic pages for you to create a writing topic.

Reference Material for Animal Research

If you don't have reference books for each animal, that's no problem. There is an animal fact sheet included for each animal for you to print and laminate for reference. It could be used individually or projected onto a white board for students to refer to.

The facts are numbered and written in simple sentences to support emergent writers who may have trouble copying information from another source.

To make the writing tasks more challenging, can use other reference books or internet searches to find more information for each template.

The 10 Animals Sets in this Bundle:

★ fox pack

★ bat pack

★ turkey pack

★ reindeer pack

★ polar bear pack

★ penguin pack

★ turtle pack

★ butterfly pack

★ elephant pack

★ octopus pack


This download includes:

  • 10 complete sets of animal flip flap books
  • 10 Animal Fact Posters
  • 30 writing templates for each animal pack.

These work well as literacy centers as well since students quickly learn how to make the simple flap book, and enjoy choosing their own writing templates. The templates are all the same size and will fit onto any page in any order, so it's a great independent writing activity that students can be proud of!


You can see the preview by clicking the green button near the top of this page. Please look at the preview to see the details before purchasing to ensure these are right for your needs.

*Commercial purposes such as Outschool are not permitted.

More Animal Research Ideas:

The Ultimate Animal Research Bundle (3 Levels Included)

Click HERE to see a whole list of writing resources for primary!


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.


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