Giraffes: Animal Informational Unit with ELA, Writing, Math & Science

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Informative science unit about my favorite animal: the giraffe. Use this information to teach your first or second grade students about giraffes while practicing adjectives, inflected endings, labeling, details, and vocabulary. Your students can create a foldable of information and then expand that to write a summary on the provided lined paper. Your students can even illustrate a cover for their report. Extend the learning across the curriculum as you read about and apply math concepts of doubles fact, measuring, and greater than. Read through the list of
all of the included materials below to see all of the activities included.

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1.) Are you a Giraffe? Inflectional endings
CCSS.ELA-Literacy RF.1.3f: Read words with inflectional endings.
2.) Label the Giraffe
3.) Fill in the missing adjective
CCSS.ELA-Literacy L.1.1f: Use frequently occurring adjectives.
4.) 20 cubes = 20 inches measuring chart
5.) 12 cubes = 12 inches measuring chart
CCSS.Math.Content.1.MD.A.2 Express the length of an object as a whole number of length units, by laying multiple copies of a shorter object end to end.
6.) A baby giraffe can be this tall. I am this tall.
7.) How tall are giraffes.
CCSS.Math.Content.1.MD.A.1: Compare the lengths of two objects.
CCSS.Math.Content.1.NBT.B.3: Record the results of comparisons with the symbols >, =, <.
8.) What do giraffes eat?
9.) How much can they drink?
10.) How much do baby giraffes weigh?
11.)Capitalization & Punctuation Cards for Pocket Chart Sentences
CCSS.ELA-Literacy RF.1.1a: Recognize the distinguishing features of a sentence: first word, capitalization, ending punctuation.
12.) Beginning and Ending of Sentences to match up giraffe information
CCSS.ELA-Literacy RI.1.10: With prompting and support, read
informational texts appropriately complex for grade 1.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy RF.1.4: Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy RF. 1.1: Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.
13.)Giraffe Informational Paragraph Model
14.) Draw a Giraffe Step by Step Cards
15.) ________ Knows about Giraffes Trifold
16.) Giraffe Drawing Page/Cover for Report or Information Pages
17.)Giraffe Writing Pages: 1 with title/graphic/primary lines & 1 with just primary lines
18.) Vocabulary Flashcards
Mammal, calf, cud, predator, herd
19.) Have, Is, Are cards
CCSS.ELA-Literacy W.1.7: Participate in shared research and writing projects.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy W.1.2: Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, and provide some sense of closure.

Color versions are also included for the following pages:
Have, Is, Are cards
Capitalization and Punctuation Cards
Beginning and Ending of Sentence Match up Giraffe
Information Cards
Use the pages together in a packet or do one or two a day. It is up to you.

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