A few tips on how I conducted each activity!
Thank you for looking through my store and settling on the non-fiction picture book project of What if you had Animal Hair! I wanted to give you some ideas on how I used each activity, but please feel free to use the activities in any way that you see fit.
(1) Non-Fiction Reading: There are a few ways that I have conducted the read aloud in the past. They include a video read aloud, a read aloud using a document camera, or having the students partner read the informational text. After we finish reading the story and understand the different ways animal hair is beneficial, we move on to the pros and cons list.
(2) Pros & Cons List: The students will select two animals that they are interested in, and would like to look further into. I had the students do additional research on their selected animals that stretches farther than the information found in the book.
(3) Venn Diagram: The students use all of their information to compare and contrast their two selected animals. This should help them come to a final decision on what type of animal hair they would like to have.
(4) Animal Writing: On this page, the students will write a paragraph on why they would like to have the animal hair that they selected. At the bottom of the page, they will be able to make a small sketch of what they would look like with the animal hair. This will be used for their larger portrait drawing.
(5) Animal Hair Portrait: The students will use the large framed paper to display their personal portrait with their added animal hair. We display these all in the hallway with our writings at the conclusion of the project.
I hope you enjoy!