Tired of boring, textbook units? Try this fun, engaging unit about polar bears and black bears and get your students excited about learning!! This is especially great for your animal lovers.
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This 28 page product includes:
Page 1: Cover
Page 2: KWL chart - The first two sections can be filled out before instruction begins, and the final column filled out at the conclusion of the unit.
Page 3: Informational passage about black bears.
Page 4: Bubble map for black bears and write a sentence.
Page 5: Informational passage about polar bears.
Page 6: Bubble map for polar bears and write a sentence.
Page 7: Informational passage about hibernation
Pages 8 - 9: True/False worksheet about hibernation habits and answer key
Pages 10 - 11: Venn diagram and suggested answers
Pages 12 - 13: Venn diagram with cut and paste answers; answer key (You may choose which Venn diagram to use depending on the levels of the individual students)
Pages 14 - 15: Cloze comprehension review of what they have learned so far; answer key
Page 16: Informational passage about bear characteristics
Pages 17 - 18: Follow up worksheet for bear characteristics; answer key
Pages 19 - 20: Fact or Opinion? worksheet (cut and paste - then write in an additional fact and opinion)
Pages 21 - 22: Bear vocabulary matching and fill in the blank; answer key
Page 23: Step-by-step instructions on how to write a bear report
Page 24: Planning map graphic organizer for bear research report
Page 25: Rough Draft
Pages 26 - 27: Writing and illustration form for final copy of bear report
Common Core Aligned (Here are just a few):
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity:
By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 2-3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., read a number of books on a single topic to produce a report; record science observations).
With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.