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Endangered Animals Reading and Research Project | Fun Summer School Activities

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3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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    Grab everything you need to learn about endangered animals and species with these high-interest and interactive digital and print reading and writing activities all about your students' favorite animals!

    NOTE: This is set includes BOTH printable and digital versions.

    This set includes 7 close reading passages and a step by step approach to writing research essays to help you scaffold and differentiated as needed for your specific class needs!

    Save time planning, engage students, and bring critical thinking activities into your classroom in an instant with these high-interest endangered species reading and writing activities!

    CONTENTS of Endangered Species Close Reading

    Link and directions to use the digital version in Google Classroom™

    ✓Close Reading Anchor Charts in two sizes

    ✓Close Reading Graphic Organizer

    ✓6 articles with reader response text-dependent questions:

    Endangered Species

    Western Lowland Gorilla

    Asian Elephant

    Giant Panda

    Great White Shark

    Let's Save the Animals

    ✓Scientific Notebook Task

    ✓Compare and Contrast Species

    ✓Visualizing the Species

    ✓Answer Keys

    Bonus Activities Include:

    -Cause and Effect

    -Main Idea

    -Snapshots of Endangered Species

    CONTENTS of Endangered Species Research Project

    ✓Link for Google Slide use and digital directions

    ✓Anchor Chart Posters:

    • What Does Endangered Mean? Poster (color and BW)
    • What Does Extinct Mean? Poster (color and BW)
    • Conservation Status Poster (color and BW)
    • Endangered Species List of Animals Poster (color and BW)

    ✓Saving Endangered Species NF Article and Reflection

    ✓Student Project Directions (2 Formats)

    ✓Preparing for Animal Research and KWL

    ✓Detailed Student Note-Taking Sheets with Guided Ideas for 2 Different Sources

    ✓Plain Student Note-Taking Sheet

    ✓Planning Your Writing Graphic Organizers

    ✓Planning each Paragraph & Details Graphic Organizer

    ✓Student Editing Checklist

    ✓Teacher Rubric

    ✓Lined Paper and Cover Sheet for Animal Research

    ✓Link and directions for digital version.

    Creative Animal Research Display Options:

    ✓Animal Flip Book

    ✓Animal Snapshot

    ✓Animal Display Poster

    ✓6 “You Choose” Going Further Extension Organizers (Use with any book or article)

    ✓Teacher Notes and Suggestions

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    "This was perfect to guide my students in their endangered species project. I was able to save individual slides and assign them in my Canvas module."

    "This resource was extremely helpful for my students to use during our end of year project! I love that I will be able to use it for years to come whether in or out of the building!"

    "My students will love this resource. It is very kid friendly and fits perfectly with the outcomes in my district. Thanks for making a variety of choices for students to represent their learning. Love it!"

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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.
    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.


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