My students always LOVE learning about animals and reading non-fiction. They absolutely devour our National Geographic readers in the classroom. After reading about animals, they love to teach each other about the facts they learn. And I love how this just creates a bigger thirst for knowledge and reading.
So last year, I decided to tap into their interest of non-fiction during our expository writing unit. We read, wrote, and crafted six different winter animals: penguins, arctic foxes, snowy owls, snow leopards, polar bears, and walruses. The writing and animals turned out SO cute. And they made the best bulletin board.
Although I’m printing most everything for my students every month, I decided to make my Winter Animals Crafts and Writing into Google Slides™ for distance learning. You can print or easily share these activities digitally!
Now all six animals include a fast facts page, three different writing pages, and a two-page craft. Both color and black-and-white versions included for the facts and writing pages. Get the full unit here in my Teachers Pay Teachers store!
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