Favorite Animal: Expository Writing Activity {Character Factory}

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Get your students EXCITED about writing by having them create characters that will star in their stories they write all year long.

---------------------WHAT IS THE CHARACTER FACTORY?---------------------

Students will use The Character Factory packets to create their own, personal character… complete with family history, physical features, and hobbies. This character will be the star in each of the stories they write throughout the year, as they explore the different kinds of writing.

Each Character Factory packet includes fun writing activities that involve their character, as well as a writing project that focuses on one specific kind of writing.

Through the activities in each packet, students will learn and implement multiple writing skills…all while having fun using their imagination and being creative!

See the list of all current Character Factory resources and the writing topics they cover here!.

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------------------------------- ABOUT THIS ACTIVITY -------------------------------

NAME: “My Favorite Animal”

TYPE OF WRITING: Expository / Research

THEME: Conduct research on your character’s favorite animal and write an essay with the facts you find.

THIS ACTIVITY INCLUDES:

- 1 brainstorming activity
- 2 activities that focus on using sources to find and record facts
- 1 activity that focuses on finding facts about the animals habitat and natural adaptations.
- Levels of Writing outline (a simple resource to help students create a 5 paragraph
story)
- Student Writing Checklist (prompts students when to come conference with your
during the writing process.

***This packet includes detailed teacher instruction pages to help you implement each worksheet and activity.

TOPICS COVERED IN THIS PACKET:

- expository writing
- using sources for research
- note taking and recording facts
- habitats
- animal adaptations
- brainstorming
- creating a main idea (topic sentence)
- creating supporting details
- revising
- editing

MANY WAYS TO USE THIS RESOURCE:

- large group instruction
- individual writing projects
- brainstorming practice
- full-scale writing project
- fun writing assignment for early finishers.


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Adverb Activities
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Character Factory: students create characters that star in their writing all year long
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Explorer Unit
American Colonies Unit
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Classroom Management Tips- Part 1
Classroom Management Tips- Part 2
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------------------------PRE-K / KINDERGARTEN ---------------------------

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