ULTIMATE Non-Fiction Animal Research Templates (3 Levels - 30 Animals)

ULTIMATE Non-Fiction Animal Research Templates (3 Levels - 30 Animals)
ULTIMATE Non-Fiction Animal Research Templates (3 Levels - 30 Animals)
ULTIMATE Non-Fiction Animal Research Templates (3 Levels - 30 Animals)
ULTIMATE Non-Fiction Animal Research Templates (3 Levels - 30 Animals)
ULTIMATE Non-Fiction Animal Research Templates (3 Levels - 30 Animals)
ULTIMATE Non-Fiction Animal Research Templates (3 Levels - 30 Animals)
ULTIMATE Non-Fiction Animal Research Templates (3 Levels - 30 Animals)
ULTIMATE Non-Fiction Animal Research Templates (3 Levels - 30 Animals)
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The ULTIMATE Non-Fiction Animal Research Templates (3 LEVELS - 30 Animals) 500+ pages

Animals/Biomes Included

This is a huge collection of differentiated non-fiction animal writing templates for 30 different animals. There are THREE complete sets of research templates and reference cards/posters for every animal - just choose LEVEL 1, 2 or 3 to meet the needs of each student and you are ready to go!

The units are organized into six biomes or themes:

♦ POLAR Animals Collection
♦ RAINFOREST Animals Collection
♦ FARM Animals Collection
♦ FOREST Animals Collection
♦ OCEAN Animals Collection
♦ AFRICAN Animals Collection


Each animal template collection is organized into two parts:

→ Level 1 is for emergent readers and includes simple animal fact templates and simple vocabulary activities. (See preview for pictures.)

→ Level 2 contains a large selection of 25+ generic writing templates that provide more complex writing tasks in the form of tab books, flip books, and no-prep research booklets. Level 2 also includes a more complex set of information cards for reference that provide more in-depth details for each animal. The templates can also be used with any non-fiction books or websites. (See preview for pictures.)

→ Level 3 contains one page fact posters for all 30 animals. It also has an extra set of writing templates specific to each animal. There are two versions of this writing template to further differentiate: one is blank, and the other has simple sentence starters to encourage answering in full sentences. (See preview for pictures.)

Breakdown of Activities for each of the 30 Animals:


♥ One-page animal craft
♥ Missing Words vocabulary practice
♥ Animal Labelling activity
♥ Open ended Animal Writing Pages
♥ Animal Tab Book


♥ Your choice of 20+ generic templates from Level 2 collection, which includes flip books, compare and contrast, life cycles, creative writing, interactive notebook activities, can-have-are writing prompts, KWL writing prompts, and many more. These can also be used to explore additional animals from each biome since they are generic in design.

♥ Four fact cards for each animal. Each card describes specific information, such as life cycle, habitat, diet and interesting facts.


♥ Full page information posters that are perfect for fluent readers. Each of the four paragraphs focuses on one area: diet, habitat, interesting facts and life cycle.

♥ A comprehension writing template specific to each of the 30 animals, with questions about diet, habitat, facts and also prompting students to inquire further about the animal.

♥ Another version of the comprehension writing template that provides sentence starters to promote answering in full sentences.

How Will This Help With Differentiation?

One of the difficulties in exploring non-fiction writing with emergent writers is a lack of themed material that is easy enough for emergent readers to use as reference.

This pack provides young readers with posters using SIMPLE sentences for emergent readers. (Two versions using animal drawings or photos)

For your more fluent readers and writers, the Level 2 templates can be used with the more advanced information cards (4 for each animal) or any non-fiction books or websites of your choice.

Finally, for your most advanced students, there are a set of Level 3 fact posters and comprehension writing templates for all 30 animals. These can also be used with outside resources of your choice.

With this huge collection of differentiated material, all students can work on the same animal study in a way that makes them all feel successful and not overwhelmed. Confident writers can be challenged, and little writers feel proud of themselves for doing "grown up research"! Or, toss these into the writing center with a new animal each week for a completely independent but differentiated writing activity. Students can choose the materials they feel most comfortable working with.

What are some ideas for use?

These can be used during:

★ writing centers
★ whole class research projects
★ no-prep sub plans
★ home projects that are simple for parents and students

Breakdown of Animals Included

OCEAN Animals

Crab Set
Jellyfish Set
Shark Set
Octopus Set
Seahorse Set


Toucan Set
Anaconda Set
Crocodile Set
Sloth Set
Monkey Set

POLAR Animals

Polar Bear Set
Penguin Set
Puffin Set
Walrus Set
Arctic Fox Set


Lion Set
Giraffe Set
Hippo Set
Zebra Set
Elephant Set

FOREST Animals

Raccoon Set
Porcupine Set
Skunk Set
Squirrel Set
Fox Set

FARM Animals

Sheep Set
Horse Set
Duck Set
Pig Set
Cow Set

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