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Foxes
Grade Level(s): 1-2, 3-5
By: Roxanne Rohlfing, third grade teacher

The students will write acrostic poems and pattern reports.

Objectives:

The student will understand facts about foxes so that they can write acrostic poems and pattern reports.

Materials:

Plan:

Time Required: Two 1-hour sessions

The student will be reading books about foxes. They will use the internet to find facts about foxes. After finding the information they will make a data bank about foxes using these headings:

  • Eats
  • Has
  • Does

The students will use this information in the following pattern report:

  • The most interesting thing about ___________________ Is ____________________________________________
  • They eat ______________________________________
  • They live ______________________________________
  • They have _____________________________________
  • But the most interesting thing about ________________ Is that they _____________________________________

The students will also make an acrostic poem using the letters FOX.

Follow-Up/Extension:

The students could make a “Fact or Fiction” Book. On one page make a statement and the next page tell whether the statement is fact or fiction and why.

FACT OR FICTION?

FACT

There are several kinds of foxes. Foxes include the Arctic Fox, Gray Fox, Red Fox

Comments:

Copyright 1999 by Roxanne Rohlfing. All Rights Reserved.

 


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