Playwriting with Animal Habitats

Grade Levels
3rd - 4th, Homeschool
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This comprehensive, standards-based lesson plan puts learning and creativity directly into the hands of students. In this lesson, students will research one of the five types of animals - mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and fish - and their habitat. While researching, they will also be gathering information to write and perform their very own play! Lesson plan includes; vocabulary, insights on different habitats, and tips on playwriting.

Length: 4 days (55 minutes each day); flexible

Resource: Students can use our FREE Playwrighting tool, Playwright's Pal, to write the play:; or download our free script writing outline.

Support: You can always find support at

Total Pages
10 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
50 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.


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