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What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? Nonfiction Activities

ideas by jivey
Grade Levels
K - 2nd, Homeschool
Formats Included
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12 pages
ideas by jivey


In this free sample, you will get activities to use for reading and writing with the book, What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page.

Students will retell facts about animals, compare two animals, and write about what it would be like to be an animal.

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Total Pages
12 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.
Explain how specific images (e.g., a diagram showing how a machine works) contribute to and clarify a text.
Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.


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