We turned our safari theme into a mini research unit . The students each had one of the nonfiction books that we read aloud in class. I was lucky to find several copies of the Pebbles Plus African Animals Collection. I had a set as well as the library and other teachers. First, they brainstormed all of their thoughts on scratch paper. I let them draw circles and inside the circles they had to write one fact. Then they
wrote a mini research paper. And a little animal to color and cut out, and viola! They really enjoyed this activity!
Next, we put it all together in an official “research packet”!