Activity 2 My Wetland Plant Template Book

Posted By on Dec 22, 2013


Wild rose

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Completed Student Examples

4th Grade :

Wetlands Steller’s Jay

Wetlands California Wild Rose

5th Grade :

Wetlands Bush Key Flower Pen Pals

Wetlands Bush Key Flower

My Wetland 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 wetlands and I’d like to share with you about what wetlands are, how important they are, and a plant 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 wetlands are and facts about one of my favorite plants, ___________________________.

 First, wetlands are essentially a very unique ecosystem in that the land is always, or at least most of time, wet- hence the name, wetlands.  This ecosystem has special characteristics such as:
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Second, 90% of the wetlands have been destroyed due to development and unsustainable farming practices.  That means only 10% remain today.  We must conserve and protect this ecosystem

Third, we are very fortunate to literally have wetlands as part of our community.  They serve many important purposes, such as:  
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       Fourth, there is a particular plant of interest to me, namely the ___________________.  I chose this ____________ because
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In the following paragraphs, I will briefly discuss the following:  common name, scientific name, physical characteristics, needs, range, if the plant is native or non-native, habitat, adaptations, population, status, animals that eat the plant, and whether Ohlone Indians used the plant. 

I hope you enjoy the book! 

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 plant or animal. 

Physical characteristics…my plant looks like…

       My plant
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Needs…

In order to grow, it needs
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       The ________________ is also very important to the wetlands because it provides _____________ for the ecosystem.  This is important for animals, such as ____________________________________.   

Range…where it’s found…

The range
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Native or non-native…to belong or not to belong…

       My plant is ______________ to California. 
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Habitat…where plant lives…

 

       The habitat is
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Adaptations…special features…

       After researching the __________________, I’ve discovered that it
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Population

       The population of the ____________________

is
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Status

 The status of the _____________________ is
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 Animals that eat me?   
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Ohlone Indians…

       I was curious to investigate whether the Ohlone Indians used the _____________________

for any purposes.  What I discovered was
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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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