After a quick study of Habitats, we study six animal groups: Birds, Fish, Insects, Mammals, Amphibians, and Reptiles. As usual, our unit studies center on rich informational texts with a sprinkling of fiction texts as well. Check out the pictures below, as well as the downloads available that help support us during this unit study.
Above: The SMARTboard file keeps us on track with mentor texts, online resources, and video links. These resources guide us on our journey of discovery.
Students work independently to create a personal Animal Groups poster, featuring an animal of their choice to represent each of the groups studied. We then work to create a wall mural for other classes to enjoy. Each student illustrates an animal for the wall chart.