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This file contains over 200 pages of fact cards, writing templates, mini-book templates, and journal prompts for 30 animals.
Themes Included: Sealife * African Animals * Rainforest Animals
This is a no-prep writing activity that are perfect for differentiated writing centres! Both non-fiction and creative writing prompt cards are included for balanced literacy.
One of the difficulties in exploring non-fiction writing with emergent writers is a lack of themed material that is easy enough for emergent readers to use as reference. This pack provides young readers with SIMPLE sentences and straight forward, inspiring writing prompts. These can be mixed and matched for interesting results.
Little Writers feel proud of themselves for doing "grown up research"!
Copy onto on thick paper and toss into a basket for an instant centre! Students simply choose a card and use it to write onto the printable templates.
Students choose a factcard that matches their animal printable writing template and write the fact on their template. All cards are color coded and include a picture of the animal they need for added organization.
When students are done writing, they cut around the edges of the writing template, and glue onto any colored paper background.
Staple the completed papers together for a wonderful research writing portfolio of research topics, or create a bulletin board display!
There are also differentiation options included:
*Use the mini-book template with the fact cards to independently create small booklets (cut apart and add glue where indicated after cutting - no work for the teacher!)
*Advanced readers may use the full color poster of each animal with 5 non-fiction facts, rather than the single fact cards, or use alternate materials at their own reading level.
*In whole group lessons, model how to find and record facts using the full color BLANK poster. You can also make your own single fact cards with your own facts (color blank cards included).
*There are extra half-sheets of writing paper that can be glued neatly underneath (or on top) of the writing lines for students who need more writing challenges. (See photos of this in the preview)
CREATIVE WRITING ACTIVITIES:
Each animal pack also includes 5 simple non-fiction information cards and also has the following writing prompts:
*If I had a pet dolphin...
*If I brought a dolphin to school…
*I would name my dolphin…
*I think … (specific to animal details)
*If I were a dolphin...
*A dolphin superhero would...
*I wonder about dolphins...
Each of the sets has 10 weeks of writing centre cards using one animal each week to make a writing page and mini-book. All sets contain the same materials for independence and continuity, but with a new theme:
INCLUDED for each animal - 7 pages each :
*Color non-fiction facts poster,
*5 color fact cards,
*7 color writing prompts,
*1 printable writing template,
*1 printable mini-booklet template page,
*1 color blank poster to add your own non-fiction facts,
*6 blank card templates to create your own facts or writing prompts.
SEALIFE SET INCLUDES the following animals:
CRAB SET : 7 pages
OCTOPUS SET : 7 pages
SHARK SET : 7 pages
SEAHORSE SET : 7 pages
JELLYFISH SET : 7 pages
PUFFER FISH SET : 7 pages
EEL SET : 7 pages
STARFISH SET : 7 pages
MANATEE SET : 7 pages
RAY SET : 7 pages
**BONUS** FREE DOLPHIN SET
RAINFOREST SET (70 pages - 10 Animal Sets)
*Toucan set (7 pgs)
*Sloth set (7 pgs)
*Bat set (7 pgs)
*Crocodile set (7 pgs)
*Frog set (7 pgs)
*Jaguar set (7 pgs)
*Piranha set (7 pgs)
*Salamander set (7 pgs)
*Anaconda set (7 pgs)
*Toucan set (7 pgs)
AFRICAN ANIMALS SET (70 pages - 10 Animal Sets)
*Zebra set (7 pgs)
*Flamingo set (7 pgs)
*Elephant set (7 pgs)
*Cheetah set (7 pgs)
*Hippo set (7 pgs)
*Ostrich set (7 pgs)
*Giraffe set (7 pgs)
*Lion set (7 pgs)
*Rhinoceros set (7 pgs)
*Hyena set (7 pgs)
Please click on the preview button to see class photos of completed work and the many various ways to use this big pack!
Grab and download the FREE dolphin pack sample in the preview to try with your class!
*Please note that the African set has been compressed to fit under the TPT file size limit.
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