We've been working on research-identifying a topic, asking questions, making a plan, and recording facts. Here is our class chart we made for research. Then we wrote what we learned about dogs and created a dog to glue our facts on. We practiced this process using cats and birds. We brainstormed pets before we began our research. Then students voted for the one they wanted to research. We researched the top 3. Birds were the 3rd pick, cats the 2nd. We finished with dogs since it was the one most students were interested in learning about.
Teachers can find these activities and more in my Pets Learning Fun unit.