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Gray Wolf Lapbook Lessons
Here are some sample lessons from the Gray Wolf Lapbook:
Gray Wolf Territories
The area that is occupied by a pack of wolves is called a territory. The pack’s territory will have enough prey to support it, and the pack will defend this
territory from other packs of wolves and other carnivores it would have to compete with for food. Wolves will protect their territories by scent-markings, vocal communication, and fighting. In Minnesota, the gray wolf’s territories range from about 25 to 150 square miles, while territories in Canada and Alaska can range from about 300 to 1,000 square miles.
Wolves live in a pack, which is a group of wolves that live and work together to hunt for food and take care of the pups. There is an order of hierarchy in every wolf pack, separated into three groups.
Alphas are the top rank in the social order of the wolf pack. A separate social hierarchy exists for males and females, so a pack has both an alpha male and an alpha female. They are usually the parents of most of the other members of the pack.
Beta is the second rank in the social order of a wolf pack. A separate social hierarchy exists for males and females, so a pack may have both a beta male and a beta female. A wolf at this rank will usually dominate all of the other wolves in its gender except the alpha wolf. The beta wolf is also called an assistant.
The lowest ranking member in the social order of a wolf pack is called the omega.
The offspring of the adult parents join the pack, as well as an occasional unrelated wolf. All the wolves know their place in the pack, and when the leaders are present, all other wolves will hold their tails low or lie on the ground. The size of a wolf pack can be anywhere from two wolves to over thirty wolves, depending on number of pups and mortality rates.
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Gray Wolf Lapbook Printables
In addition to the research lessons, the file includes these mini-books for your student to create a Gray Wolf Lapbook:
- Wolf Anatomy Matchbooks
- My Wolf Drawing Simple Fold Book
- The Wolves’ Territory Simple Fold Book
- Sizing Up the Gray Wolf Accordion Book
- Wolf Sayings Shutterflap Book
- Wolf Math Trapezoid Book
- The Wolf’s Coat Flap Book
- Gray Wolf Classification Layer Book
- Wolf Book Report Hotdog Book
- WOLVES Acrostic Poem Flap Book
- Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? Compressed Triangle
- Finding Gray Wolves Map Mini-book
- Subspecies of the Gray Wolf Flap Book
- Gray Wolf Social Order Layer Book
- On the Run Flap Book
- Let’s Eat! Mini-book (Wolf Diet)
- Growing Up Wolf Cards and Pocket
- Wolf Communication Tab Book
- And more!
Gray Wolf Lapbook Sample
This lapbook includes ample mini-books. Please pick and choose the mini-books that suit the needs of your student.
This sample Wolf Lapbook was made with two file folders.
How to Get Started with Your Gray Wolf Lapbook
Follow these simple instructions to get started with the Gray Wolf Lapbook.
- If you want, go to your local library and check out books about gray wolves.
- Print the Gray Wolf Lapbook.
- Choose and prepare the mini-books you want to use with your student.
- Enjoy a week of reading and learning all about wolves!