Expository Writing 2nd and 3rd Grade: Snakes!
Snakes, they're scary, strange, creepy and oh so interesting! I asked my boys what they'd like to learn about and they both replied with the same thing.
This packet includes:
Reading passages about snakes with room to summarize at 2 levels so that you can differentiate within your class, but not get too complicated.
Vocabulary linked to the passages, with a low language and a challenge version.
Six leveled passages about specific snakes, so students can learn about specific snakes on their own, for a portion of their report.
The passage written with fluency numbers, so students can practice fluency with their assigned passages.
Graphic organizer for planning their report.
A rough draft sheet.
Final draft papers.
...and, an art project where they can make a model of the snake that they wrote about!
(I always get my kids to finish their writing by having a project at the end.)
All together it will make a wonderful display!
I hope your students have fun learning, writing, and creating!