Activity 2 My Rainforest Animal Template Book

Posted By on Dec 22, 2013


Keel-billed toucan book

Keel-billed toucan book

Completed Student Examples

5th Grade :

Rainforest Yellowstreaked Tenrec

Rainforests Slothbear

Rainforests Pink River Dolphin

Rainforest Opaki

Rainforets Keelbilled Toucan

Rainforests Jaguar

My Rainforest Book on _______________________ 

Written by ________________________

       Hello fellow students.  My name is _________ and I’m a ___ grade student at an elementary school in ____________________.  I’m in a special class where we are learning about rainforests and I’d like to share with you about what rainforests are, how important they are, and an animal of particular interest to me, ____________________.

 

About me…

       But before I start my book, I’d like to share with you about some of my favorite things. _________________________________________________________________________
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Okay, now I’m ready to write about what rainforests are, their importance, and facts about one of my favorite animals, ___________________.  

First, rainforests are a very important ecosystem.  Of all the ecosystems in the world, they have the highest biodiversity which means different kinds of plants and animals.  For example, rainforests cover less than 2% of Earth’s surface, yet they house more than 50% of the plants and animals on Earth!  Wow!  This is an incredibly important ecosystem to protect and conserve.  

Rainforests cover only 2% of Earth’s surface.

Yet, 50% of Earth’s plants and animals live in them.

 

 

percentage

fraction

decimal

2%

50%

Second, rainforests have special characteristics such as: _________________________________________________________________________
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Third, rainforests provide many important purposes, such as:  _________________________________________________________________________
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Fourth, there is a particular animal of interest to me, namely the _______________________.  I chose this animal because
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In the following paragraphs, I will briefly discuss what I researched about my animal of interest, the ______________.  I will cover the following:  classification, common name, scientific name, physical characteristics, if the animal camouflages, range, population, status, habitat, prey, predators, and where animal fits in food web.  I hope you enjoy the book!  

 

Classification

The ______________ is a _________________ because it ___________ a backbone.  It is classified as a ______________ because
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Names

The ________________ has two names.  The common name is _______________________, and the scientific name is _____________________

__________________________________________.  In science, the scientific name is the genus and species of the animal or plant. 

 

 

Physical characteristics… my animal looks like…   

       My animal _____________________________

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Camouflage…does my animal blend into its environment?

       After looking at my animal and reading more about it, I realize that it _________________________________________________________________________
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Range

       The ______________ is found
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Population

       The population of my animal is _________________________________________________________________________
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Status

       The status of the ______________ tells me whether it is endangered, threatened, or stable.  What I found out is that the ______________ is __________________________.  I find this interesting because
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Habitat…home

       The ________________ habitat is
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Animal behavior

       The way I would describe the behavior of my animal is
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Prey and predator…(to eat and to be eaten) 

       The prey my animal eats are:  _________________________________________________________________________
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My animal eats other things such as:    __________________________________________.

 

       The predators that eat me are: _________________________________________________________________________
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Food web

       My animal is a _______________.  The following picture demonstrates where my animal fits in the food web.   

 

References

(books, articles, web-sites, etc. ) 

 

Thank you for reading my book.  I hope you enjoyed it and learned a lot about the __________

____________________.  Please feel free to comment about my book and also, test your knowledge by answering the following questions below.  I look forward to hearing from you. 

 

Comments for me:  _________________________________________________________________________
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Questions for you:  (See if you can answer these…)

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