Mystery Animal Reports

Was your classroom extra noisy this week? Today we used all of that extra talking to help us practice descriptive writing. It was a blast!

We actually started this job yesterday when I introduced “Mystery Animal Reports.” I read my sample report, and my little learners guessed my animal. I showed them my picture and reminded them how to use labels to make a picture more detailed. 

Each little learner picked one animal. It was TOP Secret! They described their animal using each sense and filled out their recording sheet. Then they drew a picture of their mystery animal and labeled the important parts. (Someone even labeled a “pee hol”- oh my!) To make it a super secret project, we turned in our papers by carrying them behind our backs! 

Today I passed back their mystery papers, and they got together with partners. They all read their descriptions to their partners. They were not allowed to share their pictures. They listened to all of their partner’s descriptions and then drew what the animal would look like. If their pictures didn’t match, they talked about what part of the description made it confusing. 

At the end, I read a few of their descriptions, and they guessed the animals! It was an awesome way to start descriptive writing! It’s FREE if you want to try it with your little learners too! Just click on the picture 🙂

Happy Teaching Friends!
Emily Yerty

Emily Yerty

I’m a first grade teacher who believes in creating a classroom kids love and activities that keep them engaged all day!

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