Get your students set up with the tools they need to navigate researching an ocean animal! Then, guide them through organizing and writing a 5 paragraph paper showing off what they learned!
Depending on the grade level you teach and your individual students, the degree of scaffolding you might need to implement will vary. I use this with my 2nd graders and they're successful, but I do need to provide additional assistance in different areas from time to time.
This resource includes:
-"All About My Ocean Animal" Research Graphic Organizer
-"All About What My Animal Looks Like" Open Notes Page
-"All About What My Animal Eats and Where My Animal Lives" Open Notes Page
-"All About My Animal’s Fun Facts" Open Notes Page
-"Turning Topic Sentences" Building Topic Sentences Based on Questions Practice Page
-"Pieces of a Topic Sentence" Scaffolded Guide to Piecing Together a Relevant Topic Sentence
-"Pieces of a Topic Sentence" Example Responses
-"Main Ideas in Topic Sentences" Practice Identifying & Simplifying Main Ideas from a Text
-"Main Ideas in Topic Sentences" Sample Answer Page
-"Ocean Animal Research Paper Outline" Pages Guiding Students Through Creating a 5 Paragraph Research Paper
-"All About My Ocean Animal" Writing Stationary (Picture Box Version, Lined Stationary Only Version, and "Back Side of Paper" Version)
**Please Note- This resource does not contain any curated sources. It is simply a collection of guides and outlines to help your students organize their research of an ocean animal of their (or your) choosing and the creating of a 5 paragraph paper showcasing that research knowledge.**
I hope this resource can be helpful for you and your students!
Working on research in class? Here are a few resources to help with that:
Research Paper Graphic OrganizerWinter Sports/Games Reading + Writing Activities
Rainforest Animal Research Kit
Arctic Animal Research Kit
Check your students’ understanding of Informational/Nonfiction Content with these resources:
Supplemental Report Card Assessments (Informational Text)
Informational/Nonfiction Text Features Assessments
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