Polar Bears & Penguins | Animals Research Unit Printable and Digital

Grade Levels
2nd - 3rd, Homeschool
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72 pages
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Do your students know how to research? Polar Bears and Penguins is a fun beginning research unit for students to use while learning about these arctic animals. This animal research project unit includes other activities for a month of lessons with low prep.

*Please click on the preview to see everything included in this unit.

**Updated 11/23/20 to include both printable and digital versions of the Polar Bears and Penguins Research books.

What's Included:

  • Printables for research units on penguins and polar bears
  • Penguins digital book (Google Slides)
  • Polar Bears digital book (Google Slides)
  • Explicit lesson plans for 4 weeks
  • Essential Questions and Standards to post
  • Reader’s Theater for Tacky the Penguin
  • List of Websites
  • This unit also covers important Common Core Reading Literature, Information, and Writing Standards for 2nd Grade (but will easily work for 1st or 3rd grades).

Please see preview for everything included in the unit.

More Details:

Everything you need for an entire month of lessons with minimal amount of preparation is included. Make your planning simple, and learning fun for your students!

  • Week 1 - fiction activities about Penguins
  • Week 2 - nonfiction activities and research book about Penguins
  • Week 3 - fiction activities about Polar Bears
  • Week 4 - nonfiction activities and research book about Polar Bears

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ELA Standards covered are:

Reading Standards for Literature (RL)







Reading Standards for Informational Text (RI)










Reading Standards: Foundational Skills (RF)



Writing Standards (W)




Speaking and Listening Standards (SL)









Language Standards (L)




Total Pages
72 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.


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