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Insect Writing Activities | Jot Notes | FREEBIE | Ant Report

Grade Levels
1st - 3rd, Homeschool
Standards
Formats Included
  • PDF
Pages
10 pages

Description

Report writing can be challenging for students. Over the years, I have found that writing jot notes can be particularly challenging. I have created this NO PREP insect report with cut-and-paste jot notes to support students with this part of the report writing process.

The “Insect Report For Beginning Writers FREEBIE” package contains all the materials you need to support your students as they write an insect report on ants. The cut-and-paste jot notes, draft templates, and final report templates are all a part of the: Insect Reports: NO PREP Jot Notes, Drafts, and Final Copies.

Included in this package:

➜ Cut-and-Paste Jot Notes

➜ Draft Templates

➜ Final Report Templates

➜ Answer Keys

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How to Use the NO PREP Ant Report Package:

1. Give each student a set of jot notes.

2. Students cut apart the jot notes.

3. Students read each jot note to determine which category (appearance, habitat, diet, predators, life cycle, and other interesting facts) the jot note describes.

4. Students glue each jot note on the draft template with the correct heading.

5. After matching and gluing down all the jot notes, the students write a paragraph using the information. Students compose one sentence for each jot note. Encourage students, who are ready, to write opening and closing sentences as well.

6. Students revise and edit their paragraphs.

7. Students write their final reports and add appropriate illustrations.

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Look What Teachers Are Saying About the Ant Report FREEBIE:

"This is a marvelous tool! Easy to use and the lesson of organizing information is excellent. Takes away the overwhelming task of doing a research report all in one huge project. Breaking apart the steps is so useful. Love it!" - Aimee M.

"I really like this concept - it can be tricky to have students research themselves at times, and this unit supplies the notes for us! I am using for older students with learning needs so the extra help the unit provides is great. Would also be useful for a sub day as all of the info is there!" - Rachel

"I LOVE this! This resource is a great way to introduce kiddos to the concept of taking facts and turning them into paragraphs. I cannot rave enough about this resource and I am SO glad that I stumbled upon it while looking for butterfly life cycle resources! :)"

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Want more reports with jot notes? Check out:

Writing Activities For Beginning Writers: NO PREP Insect Reports With Jot Notes

Writing Activities For Beginning Writers - NO PREP Ocean Animals Report With Jot Notes

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Have questions?

Send me an email at natalie@teachingwithatouchofhoney.com. I'd love to hear from you!

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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
With guidance and support from adults, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions from peers, and add details to strengthen writing as needed.
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.
With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

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