Informational Writing Arctic (and Antarctic!) Animals

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144 Ratings
Erica Butler
Grade Levels
K - 3rd, Homeschool
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261 pages
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Looking for a fun way to teach your students how to research and write informational pieces? Look no further! This unit will help your students research, take notes, organize information, and plan their writing. This unit contains the materials necessary to write an informational book, paragraph, or informational poster about an Arctic or Antarctic Animal. The pages in this unit are for whales, polar bears, and penguins, with several blank pages included if your students (or you!) want to research something else.

Newly added 7-19-17: Informational books containing information about whales, polar bears, and penguins. These books can be printed out and bound, or projected from the computer so that you can read them together as a class.

This unit has been used (successfully!) in my own Kindergarten and first grade classrooms, and my students were so excited and engaged. They loved creating their own colorful, fact filled posters and informational books. This unit is perfect for beginning a unit on informational writing or a final activity to complete your unit. This could be used with first, second or third graders with varying degrees of independence, or with Kindergartners with a bit more guidance.


Book list

Note taking pages

Graphic Organizers

Book planning pages

Poster planning pages

Paragraph planning pages

Writing pages for paragraph

Book pages (full/half page)

Poster pages

Vocabulary cards with real photos

All About Penguins book and reader

All About Polar Bears book and reader

All About Whales book and reader

Body part labeling poster and activity

Total Pages
261 pages
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