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If you are looking for a way to incorporate science, non-fiction, vocabulary, fluency, writing, and oral presentations all rolled into one package, I encourage you to check out this resource!
YES, this is a unit that I USE in my classroom EVERY YEAR. I may not do all the same writing projects every year, but I always leave time for this project. The kids LOVE doing research on an animal of their choice. If you have a large class you may need to print doubles of some animals. My students "present" their projects to the class in an oral presentation. I print off the color animal poster, laminate, and hang above their writing in the hallway. Hang a few jungle vines and leaves and you have a ROCKIN hallway display that will make other kiddos stop to check out the pictures and teachers/admin cruising by to read your students' work. I get compliments every year and it is always a classroom favorite!
This unit features 25 different endangered animals. With over 600 pages, you could work on one animal a week and this unit would last you over 5 months!!
I use this unit a lot with my kiddos and spent a lot of time giving this unit a makeover! The animals featured in this unit are:
* American alligator
* Asiatic lion
* Asian elephant
* black rhino
* black footed ferret
* brown hyena
* gray wolf
* Grevy's zebra
* Indochinese tiger
* Leatherback turtle
* Mako shark
* Northern spotted owl
* Piping Plover
* polar bear
* brown bear
* mountain gorilla
* Pygmy hippo
* snow leopard
* ring tailed lemur
* Steller sea lion
* Sumatran orangutan
* Tasmanian tiger
* African wild dog
Included with each of these animals are:
* pocket chart vocabulary cards (just print on cardstock and you will be set!)
* color poster
* profile card (a quick breakdown of facts)
* bio card (a lengthy profile with sentences and bold faced vocabulary cards)
* 2 anchor charts with color photos (digging deeper and save the species)
* KWL chart with a color photo of each animal
* Decodable book with color photos (each book is 4 pages long and only a half sheet to save on printing!)
* Text based evidence (A question that sends kids back into the text to search for evidence)
* A flipbook for each animal (A great way to display their knowledge of each animal)
* Word search (a fun way to end each animal)
* Quiz (Perfect if you need a quick assessment grade. Answer key included. Each quiz is only 4 questions.)
Also included in this resource are interactive notebook pages, 3 differentiated book reports and rubrics for each level. Included is an oral presentation aspect but doesn't have to be used depending on the grade level. I included a mini lesson on what endangered animals mean and the different levels. There are pocket chart vocabulary cards, color posters with a photograph of each level and a decodable book on an overview of endangered animals.
I realize this is a heftier investment but I wanted it bundled into one large unit that would last for a school year. Each animal could take 2 weeks if you had the students complete a writing project for each animal which means this unit would last the entire year!! Win win!!
Please look at the preview. I showcase the polar bear unit and show some of the notebook pages and other animals included. If you have any questions before OR after the unit, please do not hesitate to ask! Although I marked a variety of grade levels for this resource, teachers should look at the preview or please ask me any questions before purchasing if you have concerns on if this unit is a correct fit for your classroom. I use it with my 2nd graders every year but I do have to spend time on the vocabulary.
This license is for one classroom distribution only. If you wish to share with colleagues and friends, please purchase additional licenses at half off the listing price:)
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Endangered Species Resource Pack
by Holly Hawley
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License