This resource packet includes everything you will need to assign students a research project that they can complete independently. There are two variations of the animal report. One is in the form of a questionnaire. The other is in the form of an essay. The reason for this is to assist you with differentiating instruction when necessary. I have also included a simple rubric for both you and your students (to help guide their writing and to help you with grading the essays). Some templates, like the photo snapshot page and brainstorming web, may have to be copied a few times for each student.