Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Jacob's Post on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 Research!!!

We learned about desert animals. first,we researched them.  Next, we answered questions about them.  Last,we drew a double bouble map.
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Before I explain this project Jacob is sharing, let me back up for a minute.
We just spent the last two weeks studying the Sonoran desert. As we studied different plants and animals, we added to our desert lap book. The kids loved making these books and begged to take them home when we were done.

After we finished the lap books, I asked students to choose two animals. Their choices were:
Kangaroo Rat
Horned Lizard
Gila Monster
Elf Owl

Once they chose their animals, I made them each a copy of the texts I wrote for each animal. They highlighted important information and found answers to text-based questions. After they researched both animals, I had them compare their two desert animals using a double bubble map. Pretty difficult stuff for them, but so many had great connections!

Now that Jacob and the rest of the class have researched and compared their animals, I am going to make them choose one of their two animals and write an opinion about which animal they think is better, more interesting, etc. using reasons from their research!
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  1. Is the lapbook a unit you have available on Teachers Pay Teachers?

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