Content Overview

Animal Book Elements Checklist

  • Cover
  • Title Page
  • Table of Contents
  • Index
  • Weekly Content Elements
    • Direct Observations: text & image notes on animal appearance and activity
    • Reflective Writing

Additional Essential Content Elements

  • Introduction to Animal
    • Common name
    • Binomial
    • Gender
    • Given name, if applicable
    • How well do you know animal?
    • Is this animal solitary or part of a group (flock, school, herd, etc.)?
    • Can you identify individual w/in group or are you observing group as a whole?
    • Where will you observe this animal?
    • How will you observe this animal?
    • Why are you observing this animal?
  • Observation Site Map/Diagram
  • Habitat Observations

Classroom Assignments that Belong in the Animal Book:

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