Use these flipbooks to scaffold the writing of Informational Reports on ocean animals. This resource can be used as a stand-alone flipbook or in an interactive notebook.
Flipbook templates (1-7) in blackline to print.
Teacher Marking Rubric x 4 formats
Writing sheets x 4 styles
PARTS OF THE FLIPBOOK
COVER: 20 cover options featuring ocean animals. Students can pick the cover depending on what ocean animal is under study. One blank cover included so students can illustrate.
The following ocean animals are featured:
clam, clownfish, crab, dolphin, eel, hermit crab, humpback whale, jellyfish, lobster, manatee, marlin, octopus, pufferfish, sand dollar, sea turtle, seahorse, shark, squid, starfish, stingray.
weight, length, family, and group of ocean animal. Students may also write a brief
2. HABITAT x 2: location in the world. A world map is included to mark the location.
3. DIET: food the ocean animal eats to survive. There is place for illustration.
4. LIFE CYCLE: the breeding seasons and habits.
5. behaviour: the physical and behavioural adaptations that enable the ocean animal to survive in its environment.
6. INTERESTING FACTS: any other interesting facts about the ocean animal that would sum up the information report.
How to assemble:
You can choose either of the three options.
Print out the templates in blackline. Cut around each template and assemble from smallest template to largest template. Have students colour in cover page. Staple at top tab for flipbook or glue descending order in notebook.
Print out the templates on cardstock (different colours). Cut around each template and assemble. Attach at top.
** Have students refer to books, websites, and videos on the specific ocean animal to record information.
Have students collect information in their flipbook on the ocean animal under study. This could also serve as their draft where they could use the self-editing and peer-editing checklists to edit.
Finally have students publish on given writing sheets or type out content from draft observing corrections. The sections pertaining to habitat, diet, life-cycle, and behaviour can make-up the Body of the Report and 1-2 interesting facts to conclude the Information Report.
** These Ocean Animal flipbooks are sure to make an interesting bulletin board display.