Animal Research Project 3rd Grade Informational Writing

January 12, 2024

Animal Research Project 3rd Grade Informational Writing

Animal Research Project 3rd Grade Informational Writing

Are you looking for project based learning ideas when it comes to teaching informational writing? Then you and your students will love this Animal Research Project BUNDLE! Fun projects like animal habitats for kids is an engaging way for students to work independently or with a partner as they research fun facts on either a dolphin, sea turtle, octopus or penguin. Students cut, assemble and paste templates to create a poster, lapbook or use as interactive notebook templates. When finished, invited students to deliver an oral presentation to a partner, small group or class!

Animal Research Project 3rd Grade Informational Writing

What other educators are saying about this bundle:

SOO much fun!! Easy prep and totally engaging, my students want more!! Extremely satisfied (Rae)

Great resource to go with ocean unit! Extremely satisfied (Danielle) 

Thank you!!! – Extremely satisfied (Linza)

Animal Research Project 3rd Grade Informational Writing

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Animal Research Project 3rd Grade Informational Writing

Also suitable for:

  • First Grade
  • Second Grade
  • Third Grade
  • Fourth Grade (digital version via Easel)

Animal Research Project 3rd Grade Informational Writing

This BUNDLE consists of the following 4 sea animal research projects and informational graphic organizers:

1. Dolphin Animal Research Project:

  • ‘My Dolphin Project’ title page
  • Research Planning Sheet (graphic organizer)
  • Description
  • Habitat
  • Food
  • Protection
  • Fun Fact #1
  • Fun Fact #2
  • Flap Booklet (appearance, predators, life cycle, life span)
  • Everything I Know About Dolphins (writing template)
  • Bubble Map
  • Dolphin Snap Shots
  • Acrostic Activity
  • Picture of a Dolphin (b/w)
  • Digital version available via Easel
  • ‘My Dolphin Project’ title page
  • Research Planning Sheet (graphic organizer)
  • Description
  • Habitat
  • Food
  • Protection
  • Fun Fact #1
  • Fun Fact #2
  • Flap Booklet (appearance, predators, life cycle, life span)
  • Everything I Know About Dolphins (writing template)
  • Bubble Map
  • Dolphin Snap Shots
  • Acrostic Activity
  • Picture of a Dolphin (b/w)

2. Octopus Animal Research Project:

  • ‘My Octopus Project’ title page
  • Research Planning Sheet (graphic organizer)
  • Description
  • Habitat
  • Food
  • Protection
  • Fun Fact #1
  • Fun Fact #2
  • Flap Booklet (appearance, predators, life cycle, life span)
  • Everything I Know About Octopuses (writing template)
  • Bubble Map
  • Octopus Snap Shots
  • Acrostic Activity
  • Picture of a Octopus (b/w)
  • Digital version available via Easel
  • ‘My Octopus Project’ title page
  • Research Planning Sheet (graphic organizer)
  • Description
  • Habitat
  • Food
  • Protection
  • Fun Fact #1
  • Fun Fact #2
  • Flap Booklet (appearance, predators, life cycle, life span)
  • Everything I Know About Octopus (writing template)
  • Bubble Map
  • Octopus Snap Shots
  • Acrostic Activity
  • Picture of a Octopus (b/w)

3. Sea Turtle Animal Research Project:

  • ‘My Sea Turtle Project’ title page
  • Research Planning Sheet (graphic organizer)
  • Description
  • Habitat
  • Food
  • Protection
  • Fun Fact #1
  • Fun Fact #2
  • Flap Booklet (appearance, predators, life cycle, life span)
  • Everything I Know About Sea Turtles (writing template)
  • Bubble Map
  • Penguin Snap Shots
  • Acrostic Activity
  • Picture of a Sea Turtle (b/w)

4. Penguin Animal Research Project:

  • ‘My Penguin Project’ title page
  • Research Planning Sheet (graphic organizer)
  • Description
  • Habitat
  • Food
  • Protection
  • Fun Fact #1
  • Fun Fact #2
  • Flap Booklet (appearance, predators, life cycle, life span)
  • Everything I Know About Penguins (writing template)
  • Bubble Map
  • Penguin Snap Shots
  • Acrostic Activity
  • Picture of a penguin (b/w)
  • Digital version available via Easel
  • ‘My Marine Animal Project’ title page
  • Research Planning Sheet (graphic organizer)
  • Description
  • Habitat
  • Food
  • Protection
  • Fun Fact #1
  • Fun Fact #2
  • Flap Booklet (appearance, predators, life cycle, life span)
  • Everything I Know About My Marine Animal (writing template)
  • Bubble Map
  • Marine Animal Snap Shots
  • Acrostic Activity
  • Picture of a Marine Animals (b/w)
  • Digital version available via Easel (ideal for upper elementary)

Animal Research Project 3rd Grade Informational Writing

 

How to use this resource:  

1. There are 4 animal projects in this bundle so you can choose to do 2 projects per semester

2. Have students visit the school library and select an animal nonfiction text (for older students, have them research fun facts via Junior Google or School Tube)

3. Students write and color the animal research project templates

4. They can choose their favorites (or all of the templates) to glue into their interactive notebooks

5. Another idea is having students create a lapbook with different components of these templates

6. Celebrate the end of this work by inviting students to proudly present their Animal Research Project

7. Finally, display completed work!

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This Animal Research Bundle cover the following common core standards:

Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
Identify the main topic of a multiparagraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.
Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
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