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First Grade Informational Writing: Arctic Animals

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Brrrr!!!! Children will have a blast writing informational reports about animals that call the arctic their home! Each animal has 10 pages for students to write about. The 10 pages are the same for each animal so your students can choose which animal they'd like to research, while allowing you to explain the format of each page to the entire class! Perfect for the winter months and your unit on arctic animals.


-Cover page for each animal
-K-W-L page for each animal
-Can-Have-Are page for each animal
-Diagram page for each animal
-Glossary page for each animal
-3 Versions {for differentiation} of facts pages for each animal
-"I Wonder" page for each animal
-Poem page for each animal

This set includes the following animals:

arctic fox, arctic hare, caribou, orca/killer whale, snowy owl, polar bear, arctic puffin, sea lion, seal, walrus, and wolf.

This set meets the following Common Core State Standards:

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1.2 Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1.8 With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.1 Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade level topics and texts  with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.1a Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.1b Build on others’ talk in conversations by responding to the comments of others through multiple exchanges.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.1c Ask questions to clear up any confusion about the topics and texts under discussion.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.2 Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.3 Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to gather additional information or clarify something that is not understood.

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