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).
Construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all. Examples of evidence could include needs and characteristics of the organisms and habitats involved. The organisms and their habitat make up a system in which the parts depend on each other.
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.


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