***Please Note: This pack does not contain reading passages. Students find the information for these booklets in nonfiction books or reading passages that you give them or online. I have included links to student-friendly research websites that my students use to find their information.
If you would like an individual animal and not the entire pack, please leave me a message under Ask a Question on my main store page and we can discuss the details.
I created this pack of sixteen different polar animal research booklets to give my students extra practice researching polar animals independently. Just print the pages you like back to back, fold, and staple. Each animal booklet has a similar research format that will be familiar to your students as they complete each animal. Students can use nonfiction books, the internet, or nonfiction reading passages you give them to research and complete the information in these booklets. I have my students complete their research booklets independently during our writing choice rotation while I teach reading groups. You can assign your students different animals or assign one animal at a time to the entire class. Students could also work in pairs or groups and present their findings to the class.
These research booklets can be used in any way that works for you and your students. Also included is a Nonfiction Text Features Investigation that you can have your students use with any nonfiction book that includes text features.
Each Booklet Contains The Following Sections:
Cover for a Drawing of the Animal in Its Habitat
Where the Animal Lives
Animals' Life Cycle
What the Animal Eats
Create a Text Feature
Contents of This File
Page 3: Ideas for Use
Page 4: Animal Research Report Websites
Pages 5-8: All About Emperor Penguins
Pages 9-12: All About Penguins
Pages 13-16: All About Caribou
Pages 17-20: All About Reindeer
Pages 21-24: All About Polar Bears
Pages 25-28: All About Puffins
Pages 29-32: All About Arctic Foxes
Pages 33-36: All About Arctic Hares
Pages 37-40: All About Snowy Owls
Pages 41-44: All About Orca Whales
Pages 45-48: All About Walruses
Pages 49-52: All About Narwhals
Pages 53-56: All About Harp Seals
Pages 57-60: All About Seals
Pages 61-64: All About Moose
Pages 65-68: All About Arctic Wolves
Pages 69-72: All About Beluga Whales
Pages 73-76: All About Musk Oxen
Pages 77-80: All About Dall Sheep
Pages 80-81: Nonfiction Text Features Investigation Sheets
***I have included a choice of penguin or emperor penguin, caribou or reindeer, and seals or harp seals.