Rainforest Animals includes writing printables for twelve different rainforest animals: macaw, sloth, red-eyed tree frog, anaconda, blue morpho butterfly, howler monkey, iguana, jaguar, katydid, leaf-cutter ant, piranha, and toucan. I also include one printable for students to choose a rainforest animal that is not included in the packet.
Have your students gather information about rainforest animals from reading an assortment of multi-leveled non-fiction rainforest books to meet the needs of your students.
Your students can choose a rainforest animal and write 3 facts they have learned about that animal. Each printable has a place for them to illustrate their writing. They also share what they have learned by reading the facts to two friends. The children who have been read to write their names on the lines. It’s a way for students to learn about the animals from each other.
You can place the printables at a rainforest thematic writing center or use them during your writing block for guided or independent writing.
I also include half-page sized posters of each of the rainforest animals. Both colored and black and white versions are included. These can be laminated and placed on a pocket chart or word wall or placed at a writing center for reference.
The packet also includes rainforest animals word lists. The colored version of the rainforest animals word lists can be laminated and used for small group instruction or placed at a writing center. The black and white version can be used for individual student writing. The students can place them in a writing folder for reference.
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→ This packet was updated April 2015. It was formerly called Reading to Learn About Rainforest Animals. Download it again if you purchased it before this date.
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