Wild About Animals Research Reports for K and 1st! {Common Core Aligned}

As you probably already know, I will be the K-6 computer specialist at my school next year. I am excited/scared/overwhelmed by the idea of leaving 5th and starting on this new adventure.

I have 4 main goals I hope to teach my students next year:
-Internet safety
-Keyboarding skills
-Doing research & writing reports
-Using multi-media tools to create projects

As part of my 3rd goal, I've been working on some research reports to use with my students and I am SUPER excited to share my first pack with you!!


This "Wild About Animals Research Reports" is a fun way for your students to learn more about many different types of animals! It is aligned to the Kindergarten and 1st grade Common Core State Standards and will be great way for your students to start learning how to do a research project. 

This 104 page download includes:
    -Teacher instruction page
    -Common core alignment
    -32 different animal research reports
    -3 differentiated templates for each animal
    -2 book covers for turning your projects into a class book 
(comes in color and black&white.)
    -4 blank templates

Here's a peek at what's inside: 




You can purchase this "Wild About Animals Research Reports" pack in my TeachersPayTeachers store.

Want to win a copy?! Enter here by using the Rafflecopter widget below:

103 comments:

Veronica Varela said...

I know my students would love this pack because they love learning about animals! I am crossing fingers and toes that I win this! :)

Stacey Salhus said...

Looks like a very full and inviting project.

Mary said...

My children love to read non-fiction and this will be a great pack to get with the books!

Jennifer White said...

I think my students would love it because they LOVE animals!
Jennifer
First Grade Blue SKies

Amanda Barkley said...

My first graders would love this! Animals are always a high interest in primary classrooms. I hope I win because this would be a fantastic resource!!

Melissa Mayoral said...

My kids love learning about animals.

heather said...

This looks great! I hope to use this with my kinders in the upcoming school year.

Heather
hhigafunada@gmail.com

d336e7bc-ea9b-11e2-83a8-000bcdcb8a73 said...

LOVe this!!

See Me Teach said...

We love learning about animals!
aconnolly 1216 @ gmail . com

Ms.Hamm said...

Wow!! This looks amazing! We study animals a lot during the school year. This will be a perfect supplemental activity!!

Lynda
Mshamm1stgrade@gmail.com

Katie Rhoads said...

This is awesome!! I struggled last year with the writing objectives for writing a report, doing research, etc... I love this! Kids love animals and I love the differentiated forms.

ksteacher81 said...

My kiddos would love this because they truly love learning about animals.
Ruthanne rarace81@gmail.com

Kelly said...

We do animal research reports every year and this would be a great resource to help structure those reports. :)
- Kelly Campbell
kelly_burnard@hotmail.com

Brandy said...

This would be great for my kinders :)

Brandy said...

This would be great for my kinders :)

Katie said...

My students will really benefit from the sentence starters and prompts!

Crystal said...

I love that it's differentiated! Very well planned and organized!

Mrs. Jones said...

I do an animal research project with my kids each year and am always looking for a new twist to what I've done the year before. This would be great for the upcoming year!

Brenna said...
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dbednars said...

Animals are interesting to almost all students. We do animal reports in 1st grade so this would be great. Thank you for offering this. dbednarsk@yahoo.com

Brenna said...

Love this! My kids would love the fun animal pics and I love how approachable it is for them to do their own research.

T Bell said...

My homeschooled daughter is crazy about animals! I take every opportunity to further her knowledge.
Thanks for the opportunity. thursdaytook@hotmail.com

Rachael Mitchell said...

I know my students would love this because we do an entire habitat/animal unit and they would love to show their learning in this format! Love this! rmitchell@asheboro.k12.nc.us

Teachingwright said...

This is a wonderful idea! My kids would love this because they would love to research the different animals. This is a great way to meet those common core writing standards. :)

Rebecca said...

Our kiddos love learning about animals! This would fit in great!

Krystal said...

My 2nd graders love animals. This would be a fun project for them to work on!!

Jennifer Judy said...

Students just love animals and are so interested in them. I think this is such a great way to get them engaged, connected to common core standards and doing reports at a young age. This is such a great unit!!! Jennlz53@aol.com

gay Eskew said...

I do a lot of science in my classroom. I have animals which I have purchased in jars and the students love them. We also had baby praying mantis ' one year and tadpoles. They were able to see the entire process unfold. They were amazed. I am sure they would love to use the research project.

alawson said...

My kids love animals and love non-fiction!! This would be so motivating for them to use!!

Monica Mize said...

This would be great to hit those common core standards and have fun!

Kathy Wray said...

I'm still working on integrating research into my curriculum so this would be so helpful.

Leigh Barnes said...

I know that my students would love these great formats. They would make it fun and easy.

Jamie Gonzalez said...

My students will love this packet because they love animals and can independently complete a mini-project all by themselves! They are so cute!!

Mrs. McHaffie said...

The adorable graphics alone will capture the attention of my kinders! :)

LOVE THIS!
Kelly
Beg, Borrow, Steal

ronnie said...

I think the reports can be differentiated among the students, and they're common core aligned. vhair61215@gmaiil.com/aol.com

Teaching in the Tongass said...

This is so cute! I love that it is differentiated!!!

Liz Salcido said...

I am new to common core and I know my students would love this. Last year my students loved non fiction so this would be perfect for them.

justhave2teach said...

OH MY WORD....CUTENESS!!! I worked with our tech teacher to do an animal report with my kinders. Last year we did ants! These are soooo cute! I hope I win, so we can do even more! justhave2teach@gmail.com

Angela Nouryeh said...

Such a cute animal report!! I could really used this since I have to take my class to the computer lab myself this year!!
anouryeh@summergrove.net

Magster said...

I have been wanting a great way to do animal reports! These look great and kid friendly!

schmerge@saint-johns.net

Jo, aka, The Book Bug said...

This would be so fantastic to win! =)

darrellyn kelso said...

This is awesome! We go to the zoo and do animal reports--this would align perfectly!

darrellyn kelso said...

This is awesome! We go to the zoo and do animal reports--this would align perfectly!

Angela Urso said...

So perfect for the common core research standard! love it

Kris said...

Hi,
I teach K and in the spring we do a zoo report/project. This would be perfect. I am really interested in what you come up with for the other areas. Our kindergarten doesn't have a computer teacher so it is left up to the teacher. I am looking forward to what you come up with.
Thanks
Krissye@hotmail.com

Tonia said...

I teach K and think this would be an outstanding unit in the spring. Goes perfect with my animal unit!
Tvento1313@msn.com

1stgradefireworks said...

My kids love ocean animals. We do all of the habitats in the Spring. Thanks! wendy 1stgradefireworks@gmail.com

jfrancolino said...

I would love to have this packet! I tried research projects last year and I think this pack would fix up many of the bumps in the road I encountered.
Juliefrancolino@gmail.com

Marcy G said...

This Animal Report pack looks amazing! Thank you for sharing it!

Marcy

Sommer Severt said...

I am excited about this packet! We are doing 2 research projects this upcoming school year in first grade and one of those are on animals. I was freaking out a little but I think this pack will really help!

♥ Kayla ♥ said...

My kids would love this type of reseach project. They love animals and working on the computer.

♥ Kayla ♥ said...

My kids would love this type of reseach project. They love animals and working on the computer.

Melanie said...

Love this project! It would be a great project to add to this upcoming school year!

Moore Family said...

This would be so cute to go along with my animal unit. So excited!

rrmoore said...

My students would LOVE this. It would tie in nicely with our nonfiction reading units and be an awesome addition to our field trip to the zoo. Most of my students have never been to a zoo or seen wild animals so it's the highlight of the year for them, and even more fun for them to read/research these animals. What a great product!

Emelie said...

I like they way you set this up! Cool!

Jenalyn said...

I think my kids would like this because all 1st graders are interested in learning about animals. With this report they will feel like the "big" kids. This is so well organized!! Love it!! b822b@yahoo.com

Bethany Downard said...

This would go great with my animal unit!

emkayeye said...

I think my students would like the cute clip art and the ease of organization.

Miss Jasper said...

Oh, I would love to use this in the library with the kids. It looks wonderful, maybe I should just order as I am not very lucky.
librarylady921@sbcglobal.net
Brenda Jasper

Unknown said...

My students are eager to learn and I love your creativity!

The Puzzling World of Autism said...

My students have autism and I'm always looking for new ways to incorporate writing that aligns with the common core. I think this packet would be perfect for my kiddos!

jill said...

would love this!! thank you for your creativity!!

Pamela said...

This would be a great way to give my students a structure on how and what to look for and include in a research report!

Amanda Wright said...
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Amanda Wright said...

All kids love animals and this packet provides a fun and inviting way to record their research results. I love the packet design. Also love the fact that there are 3 different templates to choose from.

Ange0404 said...

Love this!

Stellaluna said...

I would love this pack because kids love to learn about animals. This unit is fun and engaging and I think they would love to use it!
Stellaluna114@gmail.com

Carol-Ann said...

This would be a fantastic addition to my research unit. My kids love nonfiction, especially the animal kind, the stranger the better. This would be a way to extend their love!

Lori L said...

My kids would love to use this. Thanks for the chance to win!

Lori
wrlean@aol.com

Pat Whiteland said...

We do an animal unit and I know the kiddos would love this....always looking for something new to add to the unit! Looks so cute....thanks for sharing!
PW

Ali said...

My students LOVE researching and learning about new things! The especially love learning about animals. This would be a great addition to my unit that I teach at the end of the year!!!

Ali

Rachel Elsener said...

This pack looks great! This will be a great tie-in with our second reading unit, a non-fiction unit about animals. Awesome!

Ms. Teagarden said...

This pack looks great! I love that there are so many different animal choices so not all of my students would pick cat/dog! Thanks!! :)

Amanda said...

I did some animal research last year, and my students loved it! This would be great to help organize their thinking.

Amanda

Megan said...

Animals are so motivating for the little ones! I know they would love this.

Exploring Elementary said...

This looks WONDERFUL Natalie! I am heading off to wish list it right now!

:) CARMEN (writing from China!)

bevesol said...

I teach ELL and this unit will allow me to do a fun research with all of my students, love the differentiation.

Ms. Siefker said...

I would love to use this with my firsties!! :)

Mrs. Blake's Class said...

My students would love it because they love learning about animals. They are all fans of nonfiction but animals is by far the most popular subject. First graders also want to feel like big kids so they get very excited to do a "big kid" project like writing a research paper.

Michaelyn
Michaelyn13@yahoo.com

Melissa said...

Animals is a favorite topic across the board, every year, AND how cool to use technology to research and publish! They would feel so grown up!

R.Smith said...

This packet is amazing! I would love to use it. Thank you for sharing.
Robin
smithrc563@aol.com

Christine said...

I love this pack! I do a whole animal unit and this would fit in perfectly! croesler1587@yahoo.com

kruoho said...

We do animal reports in the Winter. My students love them! This would help make it even better!

jenbrett said...

Boys and girls alike LOVE to read and learn about those adorable animals they love! Thanks for posting the 'do's and don'ts' of commenting! It really helps to see it from a seller's perspective... thanks for putting this together! Jen
jennifer.steinacher@meeker.k12.co.us

graciegirl said...

Most of my boys love non-fiction and the girls love to draw, so everyone will be happy, especially with the differentiated templates. The pics are just too cute for the kids not to love it. thanks!

Ellen said...

These animal reports are a great way to get started in learning to do reports. Love the great variety of animals and the differentiation!

Miss Sam said...

Wow! As a newbie to 1st, a packet like this would be so exciting to use!! Rather than use the whole packet at once, students could coordinate and work together to pick a few animals during the seasons to research. This not only teaches them how to do research, review table of contents, and take notes but how to work together to create a finished piece! I am honestly just in LOVE with all of your stuff!!!! Ah!

Busy Mom said...

I want this! It looks great!

Tracy Smith said...

This is so nice!

Robyn Long said...

I love this unit and I think the kid would just love it!!! I work with children with autism and this would be perfect for them to use and learn about all the animals and practice their handwriting skills.

Random tidbits said...

I would love to win this unit. I am moving from 2nd grade to 1st next year. This would be a lot of fun.

Jwin25 said...

I would use it for science reports, and also for writing

mboyd said...

Would love to have this unit! We spend a lot of time on non-fiction reading in my classroom. Animals is a favorite topic. This unit is PERFECT!!!

Cindy said...

I think my little 2nd graders would REALLY benefit from such an engaging and appealing pack that encourages research skills. With the Common Core upon us, the rigor for nonfiction has increased a great deal.

Wonderful unit-thanks for the chance to win it and good luck to all!

e said...

Thanks for a great unit with specific differentiation and alignments, AND a chance to win!

Yvonnee said...

Thanks for the opportunity. My students love learning about animals.

Indy_Poppy said...

Any class I have ever worked with are fascinated with animals. Especially when they find out something slightly different that makes that animal unique.

Sara said...

My kids LOVED non-fiction book reports last years. I'd love these!
Sara
Polka Dot Kinders

Roxy said...

My kiddos LOVE learning about animals! We have a class set of iPads we can check out from the library and this would be a great tool to use!! Fingers crossed!!

Roxy
Firstgradefancies.blogspot.com

Monique Ralston said...

Looks like a great way intergrate non fiction reading and with research.

Sarah said...

Who doesn't love learning about animals!! I'll use these with my own kiddos at home ;)

Susanna Westby said...

Hi Natalie! I just stumbled across your page and noted that you're teaching computers soon. My hubby is a computer specialist at my school for grades k-7, and also leads a tech club for grades 4-7. He has tons of info about internet safety, typing programs, projects and the basic skills needed - if you need any tips we'd be happy to pass them along when the time comes.
Cheers!
:-)
Susanna Westby
Whimsy Workshop

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