Animals and the Environment

Animals and the environment
Animals and the environment


Animals and the Environment
by Jennifer Boothroyd

ATOS 2.3 380L

Why do animals live in different environments?

Help K-5 students answer this essential question (and meet the Common Core State Standards) with the Teaching STEM lesson plans for this mentor text: Animals in the Environment by Jennifer Boothroyd.

Students will examine the essential question, “Why do animals live in different environments?”


In small groups, they will read and research information about a specific animal and use the text features from the books to locate facts about their animal and why it lives in a specific environment. Using their combined information, the students will create a diagram or other text feature to illustrate the information they have gathered. They will include at least one animal adaptation that enables it to live in its specific habitat. Students will post their text features and students will move around the room to read them.

See more of this lesson plan on the Teaching STEM blog.