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Investigating Animals: Using Nonfiction for Inquiry-based Research

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Investigating Animals: Using Nonfiction for Inquiry-based Research

Grades K – 2
Lesson Plan Type Unit
Estimated Time Seven 50-minute sessions
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Devon Hamner

Devon Hamner

Grand Island, Nebraska


National Council of Teachers of English


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Selena Eckstrom

April 27, 2012

I love this lesson!



January 17, 2011

I have done this lesson but, because I work with third graders, we do something similar to the extension but I have the students work with a partner to do research on their own. They then create nonfiction books to add to the classroom library and prepare something to say about their animal to present to the class during a field trip to the zoo (it adds something to have the animal behind you as you tell the class what you have learned about that animal).



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