Activity 3 My Savanna Animal Template Book

Posted By on Dec 22, 2013


Student Giraffe

Student Giraffe

My Savanna Animal Book on ________________________

 Written by ______________________________


       Hello fellow students.  My name is _________________________ and I’m a ___ grade student at ____________________.  We are learning about savannas and I’d like to share with you about what savannas 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 savannas are, their importance, and facts about one of my favorite animals, ___________________.

First, savannas are found in a wide band on either side of the equator on the edges of tropical forests and desert biomes.  Savannas are typically characterized as rolling grasslands scattered with shrubs and isolated trees.  Additional characteristics are:    
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Second, we are very fortunate to literally have savannas as part of our community.  They serve many important purposes, such as:  
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       Third, 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, behavior, if the animal camouflages, adaptations, range, migratory, population, status, reproduction, habitat, prey, predators, where animal fits in food web, and whether aborigines used the animal for food, clothing, or other purposes. 

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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Adaptations

       My animal is unique because
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Animal behavior

       The way I would describe the behavior of my animal is
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Range

       The ______________ is found
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Migratory…does it travel from one location to another during seasons?

       The _______________________ migrate.  For example,
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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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Reproduction

       The reproduction of the
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Habitat…home

       The ________________ habitat 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. 

Aborigines

       I’m curious to see if the aborigines used the ___________________ in anyway, for example, for food, clothing, or for other purposes.  What I discovered 
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References

(books, articles, web-sites, etc. )

www.blueplanet.org/savanna.htm

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.  

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

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