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BAT Research Writing Flap Book with 30 Differentiated Writing Templates

BAT Research Writing Flap Book with 30 Differentiated Writing Templates

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Grade level
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Lesson, Printables, Centers


Balanced Literacy, Informational Text, Writing

BAT Research Writing Flap Book with 30 Differentiated Writing Templates:

This engaging flap book writing project is unique in that it can be differentiated in so many ways! It includes over 30 writing templates that are glued into the flipbook.

The Templates

The writing templates prompt students to write simple non-fiction facts, story writing, opinion writing, and more – just choose the ones that are just right for each student.

This project works well as an independent writing activity that students can be proud of! It’s perfect for whole class projects, and easy enough to add to your writing center.

Simple Instructions for Making Flap Books:

  1. Cut 1 piece of large construction paper in half lengthwise (standard 12X18″)
  2. Fold each piece into into thirds (6″ each) and glue the two pieces overlapping in the middle to make an X. (see picture)
  3. Fold all the flaps towards the center to close the book. (See video preview above to see how it looks!)
  4. Choose any of the differentiated writing templates to glue on the flaps. These include labeling, non-fiction facts, creative writing, and more!
  5. There is a full poster full of animal facts to use as reference, or use any books you have in class.

For a challenge, students can glue more templates on the back of each flap (adds 5 more writing tasks). There’s also a template for a cover, and an optional animal coloring art template (optional).


This download includes:

  • 1 Animal Fact Poster
  • 30 writing templates

Differentiate By Complexity of Writing Task

Choose the writing templates that are appropriate for your students. There are some that only require simple drawing and labeling. Others require deeper thinking and more in-depth writing tasks. There are also generic pages for you to create a writing topic.

Reference Material for Animal Research

If you don’t have reference books on hand, that’s no problem. An animal fact poster is included for you to print and laminate for reference. Make a copy for each student, or projected onto a white board for students to refer to. The facts on the poster is numbered and written in simple sentences to support emergent writers.

To make the writing tasks more challenging, can use other reference books or internet searches to find more information for each template.

**Please note:

This resources is part of a BUNDLE of 10 Animals Sets which are available for a much reduced price!

Click HERE to see the bundle which includes:

★ fox pack

★ bat pack

★ turkey pack

★ reindeer pack

★ polar bear pack

★ penguin pack

★ turtle pack

★ butterfly pack

★ elephant pack

★ octopus pack


You can see the preview by clicking the green button near the top of this page. Please look at the preview to see the details before purchasing to ensure these are right for your needs.

*Commercial purposes such as Outschool are not permitted.

More Animal Research Ideas:

The Ultimate Animal Research Bundle (3 Levels Included)

Click HERE to see a whole list of writing resources for primary!


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3 reviews
    Stacie C.
    09 Jul 2023
    I liked this idea and fun to make!
    Julie C.
    09 Jul 2023
    What a great resource and super convenient for teachers! Thank you!
    Stephanie W.
    09 Jul 2023
    So cute!