Grade Levels
1st - 2nd, Homeschool
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My students love learning about animals, and owls are no exception! This unit offers a variety of activities that can be used when learning about these interesting birds.

This unit integrates science content (life science) and language arts (reading and writing). The activities offer your students more practice with various ELA skills as they learn about owls. You could easily use the materials during your science time, or if you desire, you could also use them during your reading and/or writing time.

The activities were designed to foster individual engagement, as well as offer some opportunities for whole group engagement.The following activities are included in this unit:

*Suggested Reading List
*Contents and Suggestions for Use
*Anchor Chart Headers
*Owl Facts Organizer
*KWL Organizer
*Owls Can/Have/Are Organizer
*3-2-1 Organizer
*Three Truths and One Lie
*Fact/Opinion Flap Book
*Owls Mini-Research Book
*True/False I Spy (with recording page and answer key; includes color and B/W versions)
*Owls, Hunters of the Night Reading Passage AND Comprehension Companion with text dependent questions
*Owls and their Babies Interactive Mini Book
*Pellet Investigation Mini book
*Fact Banner Craft (includes 6 options and sample photos)
*Owl Craft (includes templates and sample photo)
*Owls Writing Prompt and rough draft organizer (informative writing; two versions of lined paper included)
*Do You Like Owls? Writing Prompt and rough draft organizers (opinion writing; two versions of lined paper included)
*An Owl-Tastic Story Writing Prompt and rough draft organizer (narrative writing; two versions of lined paper included)

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.
Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.
By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 2–3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.


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