If your class loves animals, they will go WILD for this primary-appropriate research project! ;) And you'll love the quick, daily practice they get with beginning and ending sounds, blends, digraphs, and sight words... all "cleverly disguised" as an engaging animal research project.
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This resource is a PDF file that can be printed and made into a packet for each of your students. An answer key and teaching tips are included for you, teachers. It also includes a link to your very own copy of the Google Slides edition of this resource (compatible with any device and packed full of coordinating video clips and slides that make teaching these lessons a breeze! More details below.).
I like to work through the packet by doing one page a day together. The first page is a diagram (complete with fabulous facts about each part). You'll guide students to learn what the part is called, think about how to write it (model), give them time to write it, and then move on to the next blank. Other pages include: habitat, food, babies, and fun facts. Each page includes about 10 blanks where students will have to (with your guidance) fill in things like: missing letter sounds (beginning and ending), simple sight words, blends, digraphs, or numbers. It's all very AUTHENTIC and IN-CONTEXT, which makes it more MEANINGFUL and FUN for everyone!!!
PLUS... you also get:
⭐️ 12 totally teacher-approved, embedded and easy-to-view YouTube video clips (most are about 1-3 min- perfect for little attention spans) that make what your students learned about each day COME TO LIFE! Learn about baby spiderlings and then SEE them in action (without having to spend your precious teacher time surfing the internet for clips that are appropriate and interesting- been there, done that, and I gotcha covered! There are SO MANY AMAZING vids linked in the Google Slides show you receive!).
By the end of the 5 days, your little learners will have gained lots of great literacy practice and they'll feel like proud little spider experts! Chances are good YOU will have even learned some cool new info as well (I know I learned a lot researching and creating this project! Animals are fascinating! I worked hard to pull out truly interesting facts and not just the basic blah blah blah). :)
If you enjoy this concept, I have many more animal research projects that follow this same format. At the end of last school year as my class was reminiscing about all their favorite things we learned during the year, they named EVERY ANIMAL we studied... I was shocked! It affirmed for me how memorable and powerful these research projects are. ❤️ I like to do one every couple weeks or so. They don't take a ton of time and the kids LOVE them.
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