Polar Animals Research Unit | Writing Information Reports | Nonfiction Passages

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1st - 3rd, Homeschool
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Teach students all about the antarctic and arctic habitats with this thorough Polar Animals Research Unit with 9 nonfiction reading comprehension passages and questions plus templates and graphic organizers for writing information reports, and so much more! This Polar Animal informational text nonfiction unit also includes comprehension activities, math, art, and science extensions. All you need for a print-and-go polar animal research unit!

Arctic and Antarctic Animals Included:

  • Arctic Fox
  • Arctic Hare
  • Snowy Owl
  • Penguin
  • Walrus
  • Seal
  • Caribou or Reindeer
  • Polar Bear
  • Orca or Killer Whale

This engaging research unit includes:


  • KWL(s)
  • Report Templates
    • Polar Animal report wheel
    • "All About..." book for Informative writing
    • Opinion outline
    • Blank writing paper
    • Multiple graphic organizers to help you differentiate
  • Compare and contrast Venn Diagrams
  • Arctic and Antarctic non-fiction passages with comprehension
  • Polar animal small nonfiction reader (9 animals featured)
  • Polar Animal notes book
  • Arctic and Antarctic brainstorm
  • ABC order vocabulary
  • Vocabulary word search


  • Favorite polar animal
  • Polar animal differentiated story problems
  • Polar animal making 10’s


  • The “Blubber Barrier” hands-on experiment


  • Interactive flipbook folders for each animal
  • Polar animal True or False
  • Polar animal make your own reader’s theatre
  • Step-by-step polar bear art
  • Polar animal coloring sheets
  • Books that I recommend

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of “how-to” books on a given topic and use them to write a sequence of instructions).


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