Animal Experts Extravaganza: Calling All Animal Lovers!
This 94 page file is aligned to *Common Core Writing Standards*
There are 14 different mini-lessons that engage your students in using the writing process to use research skills to write a non-fiction report about an animal of their choice.
This file includes:
* Unique and creative ways to engage your students in a traditionally “boring” writing genre
*Creative way to celebrate and publish papers: Animal expert extravaganza (which will knock the socks off of your administration!)
*Colorful, student friendly anchor charts that clearly state the mini lesson and learning target
*A cooperative group learning project, which motivates and teaches your animal experts how to complete their own paper independently
*A bulletin board idea for how to display the writing process and the status of the class
*Student worksheets and resources which correlate directly with the 14 mini lessons and learning targets