Theme Unit: Owls
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8
Hoot, Hoot, Hooray!
Students will hoot over these owl-related activities and become all the wiser about our fascinating feathered friends! With two fun-filled reproducibles.
Display a variety of owl pictures, books, and other resources around your classroom. Then create a three-column chart that can guide your students' learning. Use the chart to help your class organize its owl observations, questions, and new knowledge. Encourage students to continue to add to the chart as they learn more about owls throughout the unit.
Wise About Size
Size up students'owl knowledge with this fact-filled display. First, pair students to research an owl of their choice using books such as The Book of North American Owls by Helen Roney Sattler or All About Owls by Jim Arnosky (see Resources, page 59 in the October issue of Instructor). Encourage children to draw life-sized pictures of their owls. Have them label speech-bubble cutouts with owl facts written from their owls'perspectives, such as "I hunt my prey only at night." To display, ask students to sequence the owls'sizes, label each with its name and height, and add its speech bubble. Invite students to share their owl pictures and facts with the class. Discuss the different owl sizes and characteristics.
For more on our nine activities, ten fun facts and two reproducibles by Mackie Rhodes, see "THEME UNIT: OWLS" in Instructor's October 2001 issue.