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Steve Jenkins Creature Features

After finishing our animal research projects we turned to our favorite author and animal guru Steve Jenkins to extend our project a bit more.

We used his text Creature Features and focused on animal adaptations.  Students created a question about their animal that readers might want to know and then answered it.  We used layered paper like Jenkins does for the artwork.

I love including art into the classroom throughout the disciplines because it allows kids who usually have a hard time being included freedom to express themselves and have something completed that gets to be hung up with their friends.

Last year, we used Steve Jenkins' Never Smile at a Money.  After researched they analyzed their animal and came up with something readers would never want to do if they encountered that animal.