In this unit students will be learning about desert types of deserts, cactus and desert animals. They will be reading informational text and working on informational and narrative writing at the same time! The activities can be done in literacy stations, guided reading groups or as a whole-group.
The unit includes:
-desert dictionary and glossary to help learn new vocabulary
-informational text for five different deserts: Sonoran, Mohave, Antarctic, Sahara and Atacama
-types of deserts sticky note research page to help learn to take notes and write organized reports
-11 desert writing papers for their final drafts
-3 different Venn diagrams to compare the deserts
-cactus life cycle flap book
-cactus candy and jelly taste testing activity with graphs to show results
-6 desert animal fact cards in color
-desert animal scavenger hunt
-12 different Diary of a desert animal writing papers
-2 desert animal Venn diagrams
Edited to add a sticky note research page for desert animals!!!