This unit is Common Core and Texas TEKS aligned. It includes everything a student will need to write a research report on their animal. You will only need to print the pages, give the students the resources to find the information. I have each student complete three resource pages before completing the research book.
Gathering Information Documents Resource Research Form
Student Research Books: Each research book requires students to use text features to present information about their animals. Students will create a table of contents, label a photograph, create a map and map key, make a predator chart, illustrate animal diet and provide a caption, draw a life cycle diagram, create a bulleted list of facts, and compose a glossary of important words. Students are asked to use at least 3 different sources and cite where they gathered information.
Animals included in this Ocean Research Unit are: Clown Fish Crabs Dolphins Gray Whales Great White Sharks Jellyfish Killer Whales Manatees Octopuses Walruses Sea Lions Seals Squids Stingrays