Back to School ELA Activity Animal Mash-Up

Grade Levels
5th - 12th
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  1. Fun set of projects for Back to School, start of the semester, or any time. These activities are short, fun activities to help get to know students, but unlike many “All About Me” activities, these each have an English Language Arts tie in. Students will work with analogies, descriptive writing, t
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Fun project for students to introduce themselves. This activity ties into ELA classes by requiring the use animal-themed analogies. Students will create an animal mash-up drawing using traits that compare themselves to traits of animals (e.g. fast as a Cheetah or quiet as a mouse.)

As a first day activity, this project allows students to share insight into their interests and personality in a different format than normal “All About Me” type activities. It also has an ELA tie-in, requiring students to use analogies. Can be handed out to students upon entering the classroom, so they can get right to work.
Depending on students, can include an optional a refresher on analogies or brain storm animal traits. Students can use common traits like “quiet as a mouse” or uncommon ones “swims like a hippo.”

After completion, students may be invited to share their animal mash-up to the class. They also make good decoration for the classroom (such as for back to school night.)

Sample Mash-Up: Student is quiet as a mouse, tall as a giraffe, loyal as a swan, with brown hair like a brown bear, and pretty as a peacock. Drawing might include mouse face, giraffe neck, swan body with wings, colored brown like a brown bear with a large peacock tail.

• Animal Mash-Up Printable—room for drawing and description.
• Animal Traits brainstorming

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This item is part of the Back to School ELA Activities Bundle - PDF.

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