Animal Research Project 1st Grade Informative Writing Prompts

February 23, 2024

Animal Research Project 1st Grade Informative Writing Prompts

Animal Research Project 1st Grade Informative Writing Prompts

Out of all the genres of writing – from recounts, narratives, informational and persuasive writing – I find informational writing is my students favorite! They approach informational writing with a fun and motivated attitude, provided it is project based learning. A great way to introduce this genre is through animal research projects. They’re hands on, interactive, independent or collaborative with a peer and loads of fun!

Animal Research Project 1st Grade Informative Writing Prompts

 This Animal Research Project includes a reading fluency passage for the teacher to project on the smartboard for a whole class explicit reading or reviewing a particular comprehension strategy. Alternatively, students cann independently read, research and highlight the fun facts and main idea of the text. Either, it is also a great idea to encourage your students to visit the school library and borrow other nonfiction texts to supplement their research and refine their library skills.

Animal Research Project 1st Grade Informative Writing Prompts

Also included is a research planning Bubble Map Graphic Organizer for students to gather their infomation and then transfer this newly acquired knowledge after reading the passage. Then they write their information on writing prompt templates provide, cut, paste to create a poster, lapbook or interactive notebook. When finished, encourage students to celebrate their hard work and present their posters to a peer, small group or  deliver an oral presentation to the class!

Finally display complete posters on your classroom bulletin board:

Animal Research Project 1st Grade Informative Writing Prompts

This Animal Research Project 1st Grade Graphic Organizer Packet is also differentiated to suit:

  • 2nd Grade
  • 3rd Grade

What’s included in this packet:

  • Step by Step Teacher Notes
  • Completed work sample to project on smartboard for student viewing
  • Reading Fluency Passage for students to read and highlight
  • Bubble Map Planning Sheet (graphic organizer)
  • Animal Group
  • Habitat
  • Food
  • Predators
  • Life Cycle
  • Fun Fact #1
  • Fun Fact #2
  • ‘Can-Have-Are’ Flap Booklet
  • Diagram
  • Differentiated Writing Templates
  • Writing Prompt 1
  • Writing Prompt 2
  • Writing Prompt 3

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Animal Research Project 1st Grade Informative Writing Prompts

How to use this resource:

1. Encourage students to borrow nonfiction texts from the library (older students can research their own facts via Junior Google or School Tube)

2. Students write and color the animal research project templates

3. They cut, assemble and paste into their interactive notebooks

4. Another idea is having students create a lapbook

5. Celebrate his work by inviting students to proudly present their Animal Posters

7. Finally, display completed work!

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