Jungle Animals Love Their Babies: Informational & Narrative Unit

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Jungle Animals Love Their Babies
This resource is loaded wlth animal reading and writing activities focusing on animal moms, their babies, and their habitats. Uses parts of speech, content vocabulary and descriptive, poetic language.

Hippos, chimps, zebras, toucans, snakes, elephants and lions are the animals kids get to read and write about in this resource. They will enjoy the animal poems about jungle animal moms and how they love their babies.


Kids read and respond to short forms of informational and narrative text while learning about jungle animals and their babies.

Lots of opportunities for building background knowledge, and finally ending with a fun activity--filling out BABY ANIMAL BIRTH CERTIFICATES!

This newly updated 40-page unit (42 with cover and credits) provides loads of informational reading with predictable, and repetitive text, as well as content vocabulary-- including a focus on poetry (literature) for acquiring information.

Children will read at least 4 different texts (emergent and early fluency reading levels) in different formats : two original poems, plus 2 two different kinds of books. I wrote the poems so that can be read chorally, or just learned by ear (for the early readers). Actual reading of the poems may be hard for kindergarteners, (except advanced ones), but just right for most first graders. Second graders should be able to read the poems quite easily.

Modeling
Kinders can learn it by oral repetition--if you choose. Or, you as the teacher, can read it to them, pointing to the words as you read them. They are good poems for learning the pattern or rhythm of sentences.

Common Core
This literacy unit aligns closely with the common core standards for Reading: Literature (poetry and narrative), Informational text, Foundation Skills and Language (vocabulary acquisition and use), and Writing for grades K-2, but mostly targeted for first and second grades. The standards are listed in detail in the file.

Concepts
In addition to core concepts on animals and their young, animal baby names (i.e., foals, chicks), children learn that animals live in special habitats and move in different ways.

Skills
Core skills also include reading fluency, comprehension, text connections, word identification, word meanings, reading and writing information from text, parts of speech, and creative expression through responding to the text with drawing and writing.

Contents
In this unit of Jungle Animals Love Their Babies, you will find the following:

-An Overview of Jungle Animals Love Their Babies: A Literacy Unit for Informational and Narrative Text
-Teacher Suggestion Page
-Common Core Alignment Rationale
-Core Concepts—Use for beginning preview and end of mini unit
-Core Skills—Use for beginning and end of unit
-Jungle Words Parts of Speech for Nouns and Verbs (*Note: Savanna can also be spelled Savannah.)
-Jungle Words Parts of Speech Glossary for Adjectives (Informational text feature)
-Animal Babies Can-Have-Need Writing Activity
-Here’s What the Animals Say! (A fun comic page to read about their habitats.)
-Jungle Animal Action Words: Read, Write, Cut, Stack, & Staple Sentences
-Four different texts in various formats for differentiated reading instruction, or for everyone.(Read in pairs, groups, or independently for repeated readings, fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary understanding.)
20 Large Vocabulary Word Wall Words: words found in the poems
-Poem 1: Jungle Moms Love Their Babies (2 pages of rhythmic and informative poetry using present tense verbs)
-Poem 2: Jungle Babies Love Their Moms (a shorter version of poem 1, but also a response to the first one)
-Big Book (8 ½ x 11), Jungle Animals Care for Their Babies –(9 pages in color, for whole class or individual)
-Mini book, Jungle Babies Love Their Moms (8 quarter pages, from Poem 2, mostly B and W to personalize, add drawing and coloring)
-What I Know About Animals and Their Babies (writing template)
-Extra fun Activity: Congrats to your students! They can "adopt" a baby--a baby animal, that is....Two Animal Baby Birth Certificates (It’s a Boy! …. It’s a Girl!)
-Extra fun Activity: Two Baby Album pages: One boy and one girl animal baby album page. Suggestion: Draw or make baby paw prints with paint/ink pad.

Please check the PREVIEW to see what's included. Your feedback is also very much appreciated if you do purchase this resource.

THANK YOU!
I know your kids will really enjoy this.
~Karen

P.S. If you like this little book and activities--before you buy it, you may be interested in this bundle which has this resource in it and two others! You'd be saving a lot compared to buying each resource separately. Take a look: Animals in the Jungle Bundle

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Jungle Animals Love Their Babies: Informational & Narrative Unit
Jungle Animals Love Their Babies: Informational & Narrative Unit
Jungle Animals Love Their Babies: Informational & Narrative Unit
Jungle Animals Love Their Babies: Informational & Narrative Unit