This is a great way to get students writing about the main idea while including a topic sentence, supporting details, and a conclusion.
First, the students have to research a chosen animal using the website provided. They have to fill in a graphic organizer that answers questions about their animal.
Second, the students will then use the graphic organizer to write and illustrate a summary about their animal. A rubric for the writing is given.
Finally, the students will trade papers. Their partner must read their paper and be able to pull out the topic sentence, main idea, and supporting details.
The kids love it!