3rd Grade Animal Inquiry The graphic organizer invites students to explore four facets of animals [basic facts, animal babies, interaction with others, and habitats (shown at left)]; the possibilities for extensions or adaptations, moreover, make this a a nice complement with inquiry-based projects. The follow-up writing prompts can be used to organize research questions as well as to record findings http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/animal-inquiry/
What's the Weather? You are a weather reporter. You will predict tonights weather, and you will have to write your very own press release for the students and teachers to read. Think about how you can HOOK your audience. What should they wear? What should they "beware"? What might it look like outside? Will there be a late arrival? What will students/teachers be thinking about while it's snowing? Be creative as you write your own newspaper article. Think about the use of figurative language too. Enjoy!