THIS RESOURCE IS IN FRENCH-- despite the English description below :0)
If you're looking for an engaging read, you NEED to introduce your students to the "Qui va gagner?" series written by Jerry Pallotta and illustrated by Rob Bolster.
This resource includes:
- A title page
- A characteristics page (physical qualities, size, habitat, diet)
- Facts and Fun Facts page for notes
- Opinion Writing Template [fill-in-the-blank style for differentiation] (rough draft template and good copy paper included)
- Editing Checklist and Peer Editing Checklist
- World Map (to colour in where each animal lives)
- Poem Template (rough draft and good copy template provided)
- Illustration page (draw and label each animal the book is comparing)
- Venn Diagram
- Who has the Advantage Checklist (corresponding to 17 books, plus a blank option)
The advantages checklist pages correspond to the following books: le rhinocéros contre l'hippopotame, le lion contre le tigre, l'ours polaire contre le grizzly, le dragon de Komodo contre le cobra royal, le frelon contre la guêpe, la mygale contre le scorpion, le tyrannosaure contre le velociraptor, le carcajou contre le diable du Tasmanie, la baleine contre le calmar géant, l'alligator contre le python, le homard contre le crabe, le requin-marteau vs le requin bouledogue, le crotale(serpent à sonnettes) contre l'oiseau secrétaire, l'épaulard vs le grand requin blanc, les fourmis vertes contre les fourmis d'armée, la hyène contre le blaireau et le jaguar contre la mouffette.
Students can work together (share the same book/animal) or draw names and each student researches a different animal (I have two copies of each book in my class and students are working independently to complete these activities).
Use this resource to help introduce or support your Opinion/Persuasive Writing :)
Depending on the abilities of your students, they can do this independently or in partners. Your stronger readers will be able to find the information in the books more easily and could help/partner with the lower/younger readers.
I would love to hear any feedback from you regrading my product and what your students think of the activities, so if you remember, please come back and leave a comment below!!
**French IS NOT my first language and I DO try my very best to apply the correct translation and expressions in the activity, so please email me at email@example.com if you discover any errors in my work and I will be happy to fix them for you!