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Animal Adaptions Unit with Giraffes, Camels, Dolphins, Gorillas & Jane Goodall


Learning about Animal Adaptations & Animal Habitats has never been so much fun! In this pack, you'll find 15 passages, comprehension and connection activities, vocabulary posters, case studies on giraffes, camels, and dolphins, writing activities, and so much more! You will love this kid-friendly, interactive unit packed full of student-centered activities!

Animal Adaptations is a nonfiction resource pack specifically geared for Grades 3-5. This printable activity pack focuses on Animal Adaptations through the use of high-interest informational articles in kid-friendly language.

The main skills and concepts of this unit focus on:
⭐Animal Adaptations
⭐Physical Adaptations
⭐Behavioral Adaptations
⭐Learned Behaviors
⭐Endangered and Extinction
⭐With Case Studies on Camels, Giraffes, and Dolphins

There are two character studies where students will meet and learn about two influential animal researchers and zoologists!
⭐Meet Jane Goodall
⭐Meet Dian Fossey
⭐Make a character mini-booklet (2)

This complete unit comes with many engaging student activities including:
✔Graphic Organizers for each animal
✔Constructive Response Questions
✔Who Migrates the Farthest? Chart-Building
✔Instincts vs. Learned Behavior Activity
✔Concept and Vocabulary Flap books for students to use in their science interactive notebooks or binders.
✔Compare and Contrast
✔Animals that Hibernate Activity
✔Hibernate or Migrate Station
✔A Day in Your Life Writing Activity
✔What I Want to Learn: Focus on Learned Behaviors
✔End of Unit Project: My New Animal!
✔Unit Reflection
✔For Elementary Grades – Third grade, Fourth grade, Fifth grade
✔Common Core Aligned

Be sure to check out the PREVIEW for more information

Using my Five Step Method below makes learning about animal adaptations meaningful and fun for students.

Part 1: Hook’em with “Fast Facts True or False” Anticipatory Guide. Students predict at the beginning of the unit the answers to guided questions and then check-n-correct their answers after learning the information and end of the unit.

Part 2: Read-n-Visualize with high-interest informational articles all about animal adaptations with real-life photographs written in kid-friendly language. These black and white masters of the articles are perfect to use as unit mini-lessons, study guides, or even as notes for their binders or interactive notebooks.

Part 3: Focus on Skills: to reinforce and enhance student learning with a variety of skill-based activities such as:
Fact vs. Opinion
Making Connections
Using evidence & supporting details
Create a Chart based on information

Part 4: Realistic Posters with real-life photographs to use on the document camera or ideal for bulletin boards to introduce this topic. Afterward, you can either laminate these for another year or bind them together as a book for your classroom library.

Part 5: Show What You Know! Student questions, writing prompts, activities, projects, and reflection to evaluate learning. Reflections are perfect for student portfolios and Parent Teacher Conferences.

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    • For personal use, classroom use, and non-commercial use only. It is unlawful to distribute any part of this file for any reason (whether they are free or for purchase).
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