Looking for a fun way to get your students interested in writing while learning about animals? This pack is a great way for students to go through the writing process as they learn all about polar bears and penguins!
In my classroom, I focused on writing and learning about one animal each week and students were able to make the craft to go with their writing at the end of the week. Students will first do some research all about these animals and will complete their brainstorming research page, rough draft, final draft and will end with making the craft of the animal holding up and peeking over their writing.
There are two writing options that can be used, so you can decide what will work best in your classroom. After researching the animals, students can answer the writing prompts:
-I would love to have a pet polar bear because… or I would love to have a pet penguin because…
Students will be able to answer this writing prompt giving their opinion and using the research they found about the animal.
The second writing option is for students to focus on just researching the animal. They can write down what they found on the brainstorming page and then could fill out my can, have and are writing template freebie. Just click on the following link and download it to go with! Polar Bear and Penguin Writing Sheets
My students use these sheets to help them to make complete sentences that they can then write on their final draft page.
After writing is complete students will use the tracers provided in the pack to trace onto construction paper and make their cute penguin or polar bear craft that looks great up on a bulletin board!
Included in this pack:
-Research brainstorming pages to write down facts found
-Rough draft pages including transition words first, next and last to help writers
-Writing prompt final draft pages titled “I would love to have a pet polar bear because…” and “I would love to have a pet penguin because…”
-Final draft pages titled “Polar Bears” and “Penguins”
-All templates included for making the polar bear and penguin crafts just print on cardstock, cut and have students trace on construction paper
This pack will have your kiddos excited about animals and looking forward to participate in writing each day!
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