Little Writers NonFiction Writing Posters, Fact Cards and Writing Prompts
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.
How Will This Help In the Classroom?
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, but challenging enough for more advanced writers. This pack provides young readers with SIMPLE sentences and straight forward, inspiring writing prompts. These can be mixed and matched for interesting results. For your very fluent readers and writers, the same templates can be used with any non-fiction books of your choice. This way everyone in the class is working on the same project, but at differentiated levels.
Confident writers can be challenged, and little writers feel proud of themselves for doing "grown up research"!
How Can It Be Used?
These can be used as your work on writing center, general writing center, or as whole class research projects. They are also great for no-prep sub plans, or home projects that are simple for parents and students.
The Process For Students
Students can choose from either an animal template, or a one page mini-book format. Students simply choose a fact card, fact poster, or other reading material to complete their templates with facts they have gathered. 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. The mini-book template is simply cut into 6 pieces and glued on the top corner.
Staple several of 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 ______...
*If I brought a ______ to school…
*I would name my _______…
*I think … (specific to animal details)
*If I were a _______...
*A _______ superhero would...
*I wonder about _______...
Each of the sets has 10 animals 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:
Breakdown of Activities for each animal:
♥ 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.
Which Animals Are Included?
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** DOLPHIN SET 7 pages
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)
POLAR ANIMALS SET (70 pages - 10 Animal Sets)
*Penguin set (7 pgs)
*Polar Bear set (7 pgs)
*Seal set (7 pgs)
*Arctic Hare set (7 pgs)
*Arctic Fox set (7 pgs)
*Wolf set (7 pgs)
*Orca set (7 pgs)
*Puffin set (7 pgs)
*Walrus set (7 pgs)
*Snowy Owl set (7 pgs)
There are enough animals to last for the entire year if you choose to introduce one each week! These versatile sets are simple, engaging, and build confidence in young writers!
Please click on the preview button to see class photos of completed work and the many various ways to use this big pack!
The Polar Set is available alone, but you will save much more with the bundle:
10 Arctic Animals
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