This biome lap book project is fun way to have your students practice their research skills while learning science, reading, and writing standards at the same time! With just a few materials (listed below) and some resources, your students can make an amazing interactive display that will be fun for them to create! I have included all the printables, along with detailed instructions and lots of pictures to help you along the way. You can pick and choose what works best for the age level of your students and the biome they will be researching. This download also comes with a grade sheet and comment section. This project is perfect for anytime of the year! It works well with upper elementary students, although it can be easily adapted to use with younger students.
The sections included are biome cover scene, animals, plants, climate, geographic area map, interesting facts, and food web.
The following is included in this PDF resource:
-Directions and Standards Addressed
-Student Research Packet
-Printables for Interactive Lap Book
-Grading Sheet with Comment Section
-Lots of Example Pictures to Guide Your Instruction
-2 File Folders per Student
-Glue Bottles and/or Glue Sticks
-Crayons, Markers, and/or Colored Pencils
Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic.
Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking clearly at an understandable pace.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.7 and CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.7
Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.4 and CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.5.4
Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience in an organized manner, using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.
Integrate information from two texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.
Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.
By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 4-5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
*Please Note: The above are just a few speaking/listening, reading, and writing standards for grades 3-5. There are many more writing, reading, and science standards that can be incorporated within this project depending on your grade level.
Other similar projects to this are available in my store:
Critter Café Food Web Ecosystem Menu Project
Biography Lapbook Project
School Newspaper Project