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The perfect activity to follow a class field trip to the zoo! Young scientists use photos of different animals to observe their characteristics and sort them into appropriate categories. Learners can come up with all kinds of categories as long as they justify their thinking. informational texts can act as good supplemental materials for this exercise as well as good texts to share with older reading buddies. Finally, learners will create animal classification collages!
Tag along with Travis the Train as he encounters various baby animals that live on the farm. The spring time story introduces special-needs or autistic children to the types of plants and animals found on farms, each animal is identified by its type and baby animal name. An additional sorting activity suggestion makes this a great resource.
Does your class love reading cartoons? Use their talents and interests to examine the process of writing a story they wish to tell through a cartoon. They develop the beginning, middle, and end of a story based on their original characters, which they will then animate. Next, they create storyboards of the visuals they wish to portray. This lesson helps with character and plot development and would be a good addition to a narrative writing unit.
Are sled dogs experiencing cruelty by their owners? Discover the arguments against animal cruelty around the globe with this persuasive writing activity. Middle schoolers investigate the treatment of sled dogs by using Internet research. Then they synthesize this found information into a persuasive essay. How should these dogs be treated?
Learners study the resources provided by farm animals and practice their descriptive writing. In this farm animal and writing instructional activity, students listen to read aloud books about farm animals. They work in groups to write about an animal by looking at its picture. They make a mural of farm animals as resources.
Sure to activate young minds, this resource asks learners to consider how media influences their personal points of view. Pupils examine how animals are portrayed in the media to understand why they feel the way they do about those animals. Additionally, they read recent news stories about the animals, pulling out main ideas and using supporting details to compose an original story that challenges animal stereotypes.
Students complete a unit pertaining to endangered animals. In this animal lesson, students read the book Hoot and research an endangered animal to complete a presentation about. Students write a persuasive essay answering the question of whether or not there should be zoos.
Kids challenge their understanding of the world around them and consider the impact man has on the environment and animal life. They examine a Tlingit piece, read two Tlingit stories about man and animals, then participate in a research project. They'll each research one animal, then write a brochure or infomercial on how that animal should be treated and what their future may hold.