Lions Nonfiction Unit

This nonfiction unit is filled with activities to teach your students all about lions and work on the reading informational text standards. I love to learn about lions in March as we discuss that March comes in like a lion. I also enjoy using this lions nonfiction unit along with my mammal unit in the Spring. This unit includes a mini reader that will teach them all about lions with a matching colorful book with real photos. This real book can be projected via the digital Google link, downloaded as a PowerPoint, or shared as a pdf. You could even print it and put it in your classroom library. There are so many fun comprehension activities to complete after you read the story. You could do the included research project, make a fun lion craft, or complete the word work and writing activities. There are loads of goodies in this resource to become lion experts.


Included in this Lions Nonfiction Unit:

Colorful Posters:

  • Schema, New Learning, Misconceptions
  • Can, Have, Are
  • K, W, L
  • 8 vocabulary cards with real photos-4 per page

Comprehension Activities:

  • My Schema
  • 11-page mini reader copy 2 per page with table of contents, glossary, headings, and bold-faced words.
  • Learned/Questions I still have
  • Nonfiction text features hunt
  • Digging for Details
  • Fact and Details 2 pages
  • Clarify Meaning
  • Headings
  • Table of Contents
  • Glossary
  • Caption
  • Label
  • Text Connections
  • 2 Facts I learned 2 pages
  • Wondered/Learned
  • Adaptations

Word Work:

  • ABC Order
  • Word Search
  • Making Words
  • Syllables
  • Punctuation
  • Survey
  • Fact vs. Opinion


  • Fill in the blank 2 pages
  • Can, have, are
  • Opinion prewriting and writing
  • Informative prewriting and writing
  • 3 Facts I learned

Lion Report:

  • Table of Contents
  • Animal Group
  • Habitat
  • Babies
  • Food
  • Label 2 options
  • Fun Facts
  • Photo Album
  • About the Author

Lion Craft

Letters that spell “lion’s roar” 4 per page

Colorful Informative book in Google or download as PPTT to share with class. It matches the mini book but includes real photos.

©Megan Mitchell