This is a simple but effective activity that integrates science and writing. Students can choose or be assigned an animal and will demonstrate their knowledge of that animal's life cycle through research and writing. This is a favorite activity in my class - who doesn't love baby animals???
Included in this activity:
*"Birth", "Childhood", "As an Adult" pages for nonfiction writing
*Space for illustrations/sketches on each page
*A page for a student-generated life cycle diagram