Cactus Wren: Informational Article, QR Code Research & Fact Sort includes an article about cactus wrens in two formats (two-page color photos & one-page text), QR Codes for online articles and videos about cactus wrens and a fact sort sheet where students can sort facts about cactus wrens.
I use these articles as a resource when researching and writing about animals. We read the article, look at a variety of web sites, and watch a couple videos to gather all our facts about the animal. Once we have the facts, we sort the facts into categories and then write our research report.
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This article works well with my Informational Writing Tools
packet that scaffolds expository / informational writing about animals from researching facts to writing paragraphs.
This product does not include any graphic organizers or comprehension questions. Those are available in the Informational Writing Tools
or Graphic Organizers
The videos are on YouTube, so be sure you can access them at school.
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