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Desert Creatures: Public Speaking and Writing About Your Favorite Animal 3-Days

Students will use informational text and graphic organizers to write facts and design a poster and presentation on desert animals. Insects, mammals, or even your pet reptile will be the focus of study. *See reviews for photos
Judy Harrison M.Ed Art/Poetry/Animals
448 total reviews for this teacher
6 reviews for this class
Completed by 23 learners
year old learners
US Grade Level
learners per class


Charged upfront
$15 per class
Meets 3x per week
Over 1 week
45 minutes per class

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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will have fun interacting with other animal and desert enthusiasts in our online classroom.
Students will learn how to use a graphic organizer to gather facts from informational text and internet resources.  
Students will read for information, ask questions, complete a speaking and listening rubric, give an oral report, and receive immediate feedback from the teacher and their peers.
I live in the high desert of Nevada.  We have lizards, bobcats, and coyotes in our yard on a regular basis.  Your child will have fun learning about how animals camouflage and survive the heat of the desert.  

When I taught in a public elementary school, this one of my favorite projects of the school year and it was loved by parents and students as well.  Join me! 
Homework: Students will be asked to do some of the work on their poster board independently. Students will need to practice their oral report by speaking as if they ARE the creature they chose to research.  For example, "I am a jackrabbit.  I'm an herbivore because I only eat herbs, shrubs, and sometimes even the crops of farmers".

 2 files available upon enrollment
Students will need: Poster board 22"x 28" (55 x 71 cm) or cardboard cut to approximate size or a way to give a presentation digitally Markers or Crayons Teacher will provide a graphic organizer ahead of time.
The audience and teacher will fill out an oral presentation rubric and give feedback to the student right after their presentation.
2 hours 15 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
I'd love to be informed of any special needs your child has before we begin this course. We all have strengths and weaknesses so having this information ahead of time will be very helpful.


Judy Harrison M.Ed Art/Poetry/Animals
Lives in the United States
Certified Teacher, Ready To Welcome Your Learner
448 total reviews
497 completed classes

About Me

Greetings! Thank you for taking a moment to look at my educator profile. I have been teaching on Outschool since March 2020 and reaching learners in a virtual classroom is my new passion. 

Central Michigan University is where I earned an... 
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