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Create an Animal Writing Activity: Fun Expository FREE Distance Learning or PDF

Grade Levels
4th - 8th, Homeschool
Standards
Resource Type
Formats Included
  • Zip
  • Google Apps™
Pages
7 pages
Includes Google Apps™
The Teacher-Author indicated this resource includes assets from Google Workspace (e.g. docs, slides, etc.).

Description

Puts their informative/explanatory writing to the test and smiles on their faces! Students get to be creative and have fun, yet they must also use their best writing skills. The purpose for their writing becomes so clear during this lesson -- which is to have their partners draw exactly what they've described. Now includes a Google Classroom for distance learning version and directions for how to do that.

Includes lesson plan, sample hybrid animal photos, a sample drawing and description of a "jaccoon" (jaguar and raccoon hybrid), and a handout for the student that guides them step by step.

PERFECT FOR THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR TO KEEP THEIR ATTENTION AND HAVE FUN. ALSO PERFECT FOR BACK-TO-SCHOOL SO THEY'LL GET EXCITED ABOUT BEING IN YOUR CLASS (a little trick I learned that really helps!).

Aligns to Common Core State Standard W.2 (Write informative/explanatory aka expository texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.)

Because you like to combine fun with learning, you might also like:

LOL LANGUAGE WORKBOOK: LOL Language Worksheets - Combine Serious Learning With Funny Content - CCSS Aligned

I ALSO HAVE A NEW WEBSITE WITH FREE PRACTICE TEST QUESTIONS, INSPIRATIONAL IDEAS, FREEBIES, AND MORE AT LOVINGLANGUAGEARTS.COM

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Students have been reporting how much THEY LOVE the passages because they are interesting and relevant to them. In easy-print one page front-to-back (PDF) for in-person learning or Google Classroom version for easy distance learning! You are going to love these:

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6th-8th Grade High-Interest Informational Text Passages and TASKS - Volume I
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Note About the Practice Tests: The test items contain a variety of question types similar to SBAC, PARCC, CAASP, AZMERIT, and all of the state standardized ELA tests. The tests align to even more standards: Writing, Language, Speaking & Listening, Literacy in Science and History, etc. Items align specifically to the grade level, not just generally.

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Test Prep Workbooks Prepare Students For:

Alabama ARMT, Alaska SBA, Arizona NAEP and AzM2 , Arkansas AABE, California CAASP, STAR & SBAC, Colorado CMAS & CSAP, Connecticut CMT & CAPT, Delaware DCAS & DSTP, Washington, DC PARCC, Florida FSA & FCAT, Georgia CRCT, Hawaii HSA, Idaho ISAT, Illinois ISAT, Indiana ISTEP+, Iowa ITBS & ITED, Kansas KRA, Kentucky CATS & KCCT, Louisiana LEAP & ILEAP, Maine NECAP & MEA, Maryland MSA, Massachusetts MCAS, Michigan MEAP, Minnesota MCA II, Mississippi MCT & MFLE, Missouri MAP, Montana MontCAS, Nebraska NeSA, Nevada NPEP, New Hampshire NECAP, New Jersey PARCC, New Mexico NMSBA, New York Regents NYSE & NYSTP, North Carolina EOG, North Dakota CAT & NDSA, Ohio OAT & OST, Oklahoma OCCT, Oregon OAKS, Pennsylvania PSSA, Rhode Island RICAS & NECAP, South Carolina PASS, South Dakota DSTEP, Tennessee TCAP, Texas STAAR & TAKS, UTAH SAGE & UPASS, Vermont SBAC & NECAP, Virginia SOL, Washington WCAP & WASL, West Virginia WESTEST, Wisconsin WKCE, Wyoming PAWS

Total Pages
7 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
Link ideas within categories of information using words and phrases (e.g., another, for example, also, because).
Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.
Introduce a topic clearly and group related information in paragraphs and sections; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

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