Animal Habitats

Explore animal habitats and reinforce speaking, listening, reading comprehension, and writing skills with a unit that focuses on the Arctic, desert, ocean, prairie, and rainforest. Enthusiastic scientists read informational text to discover the variety of habitats, and write their findings in short-answer form and in graphic organizers. A pre- and post-assessment allows you to track scholars' growth in the scientific area. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Make a packet of the unit's applicable worksheets for easy reference 
  • Schedule time at the library, computer lab, or on mobile learning devices to research information about animal habitats 
  • Invite class members to become an expert in one habitat; encourage them to present their knowledge in creative ways 
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires modifications to conduct lessons that require curriculum-specific materials 
Pros

  • Provides a parent letter in both English and Spanish
  • Pacing guides are presented with the option of one or two week implementation 
  • Corresponding worksheets are shown on the lesson's page for easy referencing
Cons

  • None
Included Materials - Join to Access

  • Worksheet
  • Graphic Organizer
  • Lesson Plan
  • Assessment
  • Answer Key