Who loves to teach about owls? I do! They are such fascinating creatures and my students always love to learn about them. It’s a great way to introduce vocabulary and compare them with different types of animals. Owls also have many adaptations that are fascinating to teach about. Here is a round-up of some resources that I like to use in my classroom.
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- Owls- A National Geographic Book
- Owls (Nocturnal Animals)
- Owl Babies
- The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark
- Exploring the World of Owls
- The Barn Owls
- Owl Moon
- Little Owl’s Night
- Snowy Owls: Animals That Live in the Tundra
This unit provides a perfect opportunity to add some more pages to our interactive notebooks. We have a variety of pages that we work on that reinforce vocabulary and many other concepts. These activities can all be found in my Owl Interactive Notebook pack.
Finding nonfiction resources appropriate for first grade can be difficult. I use these reading passages to introduce vocabulary and practice close read strategies. There are many resources in these nonfiction packs!
We have done many fun owl art projects over the past few years. One of my favorite is the wise owls drawn on dictionary pages. You just have to be sure you screen the page for inappropriate words first! The snowy owls were made by alternating torn white copy paper with torn newspaper.
Owl pellets have to be one of my favorite activities that we do. I love to watch how grossed out some of my students get by them. Most of them dig in and go for it, but I always have one or two who refuse to touch them.
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And finally, I have started a Pinterest board with a collection of owl ideas and resources. Check it out below!