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Animal Noun Book

Create an original classroom book! Each student will create his own page in this fantastic display of language arts and science learning!

  • Grade 1
    Grade 2
  • 30 to 60 minutes
  • Directions

    1. Instruct each student to write a sentence with their favorite animal as the subject.
    2. Fold the bottom of a piece of Crayola® Giant Marker and Watercolor Pad paper to create a square. Create enough of these folded papers for your entire class.
    3. Provide students with Crayola® Colored Pencils and one sheet of the folded paper.
    4. Ask the students to write their sentence on the folded portion of the paper.
    5. Invite the students to draw a picture that represents their sentence using the colored pencils.
    6. Once each student’s piece is complete, ask small groups of students to collaborate in creating front and back covers for the book.
    7. Punch four holes carefully through all the papers so they line up evenly along the edges.
    8. To create the “binding,” put the ends of a rubber band through the two top holes. Slide a colored pencil through the loops. Repeat on the bottom two holes.
    9. Once the students’ work is complete, invite parents in for a reading of the book. Ask each child to read their sentence aloud.
  • Standards

    LA: Write narratives in which they recount a well elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.

    LA: With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.

    LA: Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to grade level topic or subject area.

    LA: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade level topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

    SCI: Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.

    VA: Examine the environment to generate and collect ideas for making a work of art or design.

  • Adaptations

    The subject could become more specific to align with Science study: reptile nouns or mammal nouns.

    Use white paper and Crayola® Classic Markers in Bold Colors.

    Have the students write longer writing pieces or work in groups to create their own book!

    Have students read this book to another class or younger grade level after it is completed.

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