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Informative Writing – Animal Research Task

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An 8 page booklet for students to record facts about animals when learning to write informative texts.

Use this booklet to provide structure when introducing students to  informative writing.

Students research an animal and record facts for the following:

  • General Classification
  • Characteristics
  • Diet
  • Habitat
  • Is like…
  • Is different to…
  • Interesting facts
  • Conclusion.

Print off the worksheets. Photocopy the worksheets back-to-back (pages 1 and 2 back-to-back, then pages 3 and 4). Staple together to create a booklet for each student.

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NSW Curriculum alignment

Victorian Curriculum alignment

  • VCELY230

    Create short imaginative, informative and persuasive texts using growing knowledge of text structures and language features for familiar and some less familiar audiences, selecting print and multimoda...

Australian Curriculum alignment

  • ACELY1661

    Create short imaginative and informative texts that show emerging use of appropriate text structure, sentence-level grammar, word choice, spelling, punctuation and appropriate multimodal elements, for...

  • ACELY1671

    Create short imaginative, informative and persuasive texts using growing knowledge of text structures and language features for familiar and some less familiar audiences, selecting print and multimoda...


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  • Pages have now been numbered in the correct order from 1 to 7.

    Fix by Victoria (Teach Starter) 4th Apr, 2017

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