This 26-page, project (2 differentiated levels/versions) will help students create their own nonfiction animal book. The templates include planning sheets for the following components:
Table of Contents
Informational Paragraphs and Illustrations (3-5 pages depending on level of students)
Who Would Win? Page (for advanced learners to apply knowledge)
About the Author Page
Students must include the following nonfiction text features:
table of contents
There are 2 different versions of the project included.
Students research and write about 1 animal
Level 2: Students research and write about 2 different animals and then use the learned knowledge to predict which creature would win in a battle based on their features, adaptations, behaviors, etc...
"Things to Include Checklists" and Scoring Rubrics are also included.
I use this with my 3rd grade class, but content can be minimized to work with 2nd graders, as well. The Level 2 version would also be appropriate for 4th graders.