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Audience
Homeschool, Special Education, Teacher
Grade
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Resource Type
Activities, Bulletin Boards, Printables
Pages
41 Pages
Subject
Composition, Opinion Writing, Persuasive Writing

Description

Engage students in learning about animal adaptations with this exciting writing project. Students will research, plan and write about what the best animal ears are or what ears they would choose are and why. This can be used as an opinion or informative writing project, and includes templates for both.

This writing activity is a fun way to have students come up with reasons and supporting details about what type of animal ears are the best and why. This is common core aligned, and pairs great with the book What If You Had Animal Ears by Sandra Markle. However, owning this book is by no means necessary for using this resource.

As a class, you will gather information on why certain types of animal ears are unique. Students will then select which pair of animal ears they would want, and come up with reasons why. Students will brainstorm, draft, plan, edit and publish a writing piece about 4 different reasons or facts to support their opinion or informative writing on the topic. Afterwards, students will complete a simple craft to add a pop of color and fun to their writing. There are three different planning pages differentiated to different learning styles/grade levels for both opinion and informative. This is a fun writing project that can be taught across one week or shortened to be taught in just a day or two. There is a teaching guide included to see how I would recommend teaching this project, and also photo examples of the planning and publishing steps so there is a clear expectation for students. There are also two rubrics included for various grading styles. Please open the preview file before purchasing.

This Resource Includes:
- 2 Pages of Photo Examples
- 1 Week Teaching Guide
- Writing Prompt Page
- 11 Note Catching Pages
- 2 Brainstorm Pages (1 for Opinion, 1 for Informative)
- 6 Differentiated Planning Pages (3 for Opinion, 3 for Informative)
- Writing Editing Checklist
- Publishing Pages
- 11 Craft Pages
- 4 Rubrics (2 Opinion, 2 Informative)
Engage students in learning about animal adaptations with this exciting writing project. Students will research, plan and write about what the best animal ears are or what ears they would choose are and why. This can be used as an... more
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