Arctic Animals Unit

Here is a closer look at my Arctic Animals unit which includes information and activities for 9 Arctic animals. The animals included are: Arctic Fox, Harp Seal, Snowy Owl, Polar Bear, Atlantic Puffin, Arctic Hare, Orca (Killer Whale), Walrus, and Caribou.
Arctic Animal writing prompt
What is your favorite Arctic Animal?
arctic animals graphic organizers
All my units contain various graphic organizers for you to use to help build schema for your unit. I feel it is necessary to continue supplying these types of organizers to my students in order to help with comprehension of information they are being presented. If we continue to offer these types of resources to our students it will lead to them being able to independently use these skills on their own while reading and learning, which will lead to better comprehension of text and information. There are 4 graphic organizers for each of the 9 Arctic Animals.
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An activity I have been adding to all my units is a one page reading comprehension passage. It reads exactly as my “big” books and student readers do and includes 3 comprehension questions on the bottom for students to answer. All answers can be found within the text. You can have students color code the information they found to answer the question with the question in order to encourage students to make sure their answer is correct.
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One of my favorite activities I include in my units is a labeling activity. Various options are provided to allow for differentiation within the classroom. A colored and black and white poster is provided to discuss the parts of each of the 9 different Arctic Animals as a whole group and to then display during your unit. 3 differentiated student labeling activities are also provided: one cut-and-paste activity, one fill-it-in using the word bank, and one fill-it-in with no word bank for each animal.
arctic animals fact information
arctic animals fact booklet
The biggest addition to this unit is the section dedicated to 9 different Arctic Animals. I know not everyone has time to study and learn about all 9. I wanted to include enough information for you to be able to pick and choose which types you wanted to take a closer look at.
For each of the 9 different Arctic Animals, there is a colorful 4 page “booklet” included. You can choose to print out the pages you wish to use or just display the pdf using your technology in your classroom. However you choose to use these colorful pages full of real life pictures is up to you as the classroom teacher. A fact book activity that correlates to the information provided for each animals is also included. Students will learn some fun facts, what the animals eat, how big they are, and where they live.
I also have Arctic Animal flip books that includes pages for each of the 9 different Arctic Animals discussed in my unit. You can check it out by clicking on the picture. It is a separate product.
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Looking for more Arctic Animal resources? Check out my Arctic Animal Pinterest Board.
To find my unit in my store, you can click on any of the pictures in the post or you can find it by clicking HERE.
Need just a polar bear unit? Check mine out here or the post about it HERE.

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