Hippo Nonfiction Unit

This mini-unit on hippos is a perfect little unit to introduce these jungle mammals. There is a mini book provided that you can copy 2 per page to teach your students some basic hippo facts. Then you can use the book to make writing connections and write a little report. There are 2 hippopotamus craft options with some fiction text connections too.  This Hippo Nonfiction Unit will have your students excited about hippos!


Included in this Hippo Nonfiction Unit:

  • Fact vs. Opinion
  • Printable Mini Booklet, copy two per page
  • Adaptations
  • Writing Activities (Opinion, Informative, Fill in the Blank, Can, Have, & Are Chart)
  • Mini Report Template – 6 pages
  • 2 Hippo craft ideas
  • Fiction Text Connection: “The Hippo-NOT-amus” by Tony & Jan Payne

©Megan Mitchell