Texas Animals is a TEKS-aligned 4th Grade Resource with NINE COMPLETE Content-Based lessons of Nonfiction Informational Text. For less than $2.25 per lesson, we've packed Texas Animals with a balanced mix of engaging higher and lower level hands-on activities that students need to learn about the unique animals living in Texas:
• Questions after each of the 9 Lessons to assess Informational Text Comprehension
• Structural and Behavioral Adaptations activities, games, and riddles
• Research Project about Vertebrates to make the game "Find the Fib"
• Close Reading Journal activities to make a Texas Mammal Expert's Journal
• Thematic Map Skills to place Texas Birds in their proper regions
• Data Collection and Bar Graph creation
• Grid Mapping using Number Coordinates to solve a mystery puzzle
• Texas Animals Classification activity
• Texas Animals Vocabulary Quizzes
In addition, students will enjoy making and playing the game Adaptation Match-Up to reinforce concepts learned while studying about Structural Adaptations, Behavioral Adaptations, Mimicry, and Camouflage~all game materials and instructions included!
Lesson 1 – The Animal Kingdom
Lesson 2 – Vertebrates
Lesson 3 – Invertebrates
Lesson 4 – Texas's Large Mammals
Lesson 5 – Texas's Small Mammals
Lesson 6 – Texas's Birds
Lesson 7 – Texas's Fish and Reptiles
Lesson 8 – Texas's Amphibians
Lesson 9 – Texas's Arthropods
We've included a context-appropriate Texas Glossary, Answer Pages, and Grading Rubrics for the higher level activities.
Download the Texas Animals Preview to see the complete Table of Contents, Lesson Plans, TEKS Alignment, sample lessons, and activities.
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TEXAS HISTORY BUNDLE OF SEVEN LESSONS
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