In January, third graders began studying nonfiction texts and conducting research on different animals of their choice. To go along with these curricular themes, we began studying sloths in the library. During our first session, students shared what they already knew about sloths and asked questions about what they wanted to know. A few weeks later, we read the book A Little Book of Sloth by Lucy Cooke, and students discussed what they had learned.
All of this information was collected into class KWL charts using the Post-It Plus app. Check some of them out below! For a higher resolution copy, please click on the "sloth_kwl_charts" file.