Why is this Animal Special?
For their first "short focused research" opportunity (Common Core English Language Standard) first grader's read a book on an animal, in pairs, and then took notes on a graphic organizer, using keywords, looking for the special feature the animal has that helps them survive or find food or protect itself. Then each student found a photo of their animal in their teachers's dropbox on an iPad, and used Chatterpix, an app, to record the fact they chose to share. Here are the fun and interesting results:
Mrs. Buch's Class Animal Features
Mrs. Litberg's Class animals:
Animal Features by Cowen's Class: