An Interesting Animal

"Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!" Primary graders write about an animal that interests them, describing what it looks like, where it lives, and what it eats.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have class members create a mural with various habitats, and then have them place their illustrated paragraph within this classroom zoo
Classroom Considerations
  • The prompt is the first in a series of seven informative/expository writing prompts
  • Some writers may need assistance
Pros
  • The exercise encourages writers to add sensory details to their discription
Cons
  • None