"Draftsic Park" Classroom Transformation for Research Writing!

Grade Levels
4th - 6th
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70 pages
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Get your students excited about drafting research reports through this classroom transformation!

This transformation is completely inspired by Hope and Wade King, who designed an amazing Jurassic Park-inspired transformation for science content! My students were struggling with informational writing, so I adapted the transformation to fit my needs.

After scientists and historians working on a report for a newly discovered island are attacked by velociraptors and airlifted to safety, student researchers are tasked with entering the island, salvaging lost materials, and completing the report--before they, too, are attacked!

In this pack, you will find everything you need to make this transformation happen in your classroom! The tasks will take 4-5 hours to complete, but could take longer or shorter depending on your needs!

Materials include:

  • 12 pages of teacher information, outlining set-up and providing an overview of each task
  • Student entrance tickets
  • Editable student nametags
  • Classroom door sign
  • Student packet
  • Task instructions
  • Task materials
  • Answer Keys
  • Differentiated task sheets
  • PowerPoint presentation to display during the transformation

Visit my Instagram, @teachingontables, to connect with me and to see what this transformation looks like in action!

*Please note that the pack of materials, excluding the nametags and the PowerPoint slides, are NOT editable at this time.

**I obviously do not own the rights to the movie Jurassic Park - I am merely spinning off the idea to create an engaging and exciting experience for my students!

Total Pages
70 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Provide a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented.
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.
Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.


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