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Grade 4: Habitat Brochure

Overall Expectations:
Investigate the interdependence of plants and animals within specific habitats and communities
Demonstrate an understanding of habitats and communities and the relationships among the plants and
animals that live in them
Specific Expectations:
Identify animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores that live in the habitat
Identify factors that affect of the ability of plants and animals to survive in the specific habitat. (What
does the habitat need or have to help the living things survive?)
Describe structural adaptations that allow plants and animals to survive in the specific habitat (e.g. a ducks
webbed feet allow it to move quickly and efficiently in water)
Describe ways in which humans are dependent on the natural habitats and communities

Rubric:
Criteria
Knowledge/Understanding

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Identifies animals that are


carnivores, herbivores and
omnivores that live in the
habitat

with limited
effectiveness

with some
effectiveness

with considerable
effectiveness

with a high degree


of effectiveness

Identifies factors that affect


of the ability of plants and
animals to survive in the specific
habitat.
Thinking/Application

with limited
effectiveness

with some
effectiveness

with considerable
effectiveness

with a high degree


of effectiveness

Describes structural
adaptations that allow plants
and animals to survive in the
specific habitat

with limited
effectiveness

with some
effectiveness

with considerable
effectiveness

with a high degree


of effectiveness

with limited
effectiveness

with some
effectiveness

with considerable
effectiveness

organizes ideas with


limited effectiveness

organizes ideas with


some effectiveness

organizes ideas with


considerable
effectiveness

organizes ideas
with a high degree
of effectiveness

uses conventions with


limited effectiveness

uses conventions
with some
effectivenes

uses conventions with


considerable
effectiveness

uses conventions
with a high degree
of effectiveness

Describes the topic, purpose,


and audience for the brochure

with limited
effectiveness

with some
effectiveness

with considerable
effectiveness

with a high degree


of effectiveness

Produces a brochure on habitat


using few simple media forms
and appropriate conventions and
techniques

with limited
effectiveness

with some
effectiveness

with considerable
effectiveness

with a high degree


of effectiveness

Describe ways in which humans


are dependent on the natural
habitats and communities
Communication
Organization of ideas: ideas
arranged in a coherent order;
proper paragraph structure
(topic sentence, body,
concluding sentence), use of
transitional words and phrases
Conventions:
spelling, grammar, punctuation,
capitalization

with a high degree


of effectiveness

Media Literacy/Language

Brochure Planning Pages


Front of Brochure:
Name of Habitat _________________________________
Pictures of your habitat
Your Name: _____________________________________
Class: Mrs. Tunks Grade 4 Class
Date: __________________________________________
Page 2 of Brochure:
Identify animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores that live in your habitat
Identify factors that affect of the ability of plants and animals to survive in your
habitat. (What does the habitat need or have to help the living things survive?)

Page 3 of Brochure:
Describe structural adaptations that allow plants and animals to survive in your habitat
(e.g. a ducks webbed feet allow it to move quickly and efficiently in water)
Describe ways in which humans are dependent on the habitat
Back of Brochure:
Your name
Illustrations

STEP 1:

Read and research facts about your habitat

STEP 2: Fill in this Planning Chart


Front Cover

Second Page
Headings:

Animals that
are carnivores,
herbivores and
omnivores that
live in this
habitat

Factors that
affect of the
ability of
plants and
animals to
survive in this
habitat

Name of Habitat ________________________________


Pictures of your habitat
Your Name: _____________________________________
Class: _________________________________________
Date: __________________________________________

Third Page
Headings:
Structural
adaptations
that allow
plants and
animals to
survive in this
habitat

Ways in which
humans are
dependent on
this habitat

Back Cover

Your name
Illustrations

STEP 3: Check your work over for any mistakes. Check the rubric at the beginning of this
project to make sure you didnt miss any information or details.
STEP 4: Peer editing. Ask a friend to check your work over and circle any mistakes.
STEP 5: Meet with teacher for a conference
STEP 6: Fix all your mistakes
STEP 7: Begin your good copy on the computer. We will be using Microsoft Publisher and
creating a 4 panel brochure!