Animals have long captured the human imagination, and it is not always easy to decipher animal fact from fiction. This intriguing lesson plan challenges students to analyze information about animals more closely, conduct research, and write about an animal as well. Designed for grades 6-12, the one-hour lesson was authored by Michelle Sale (of The New York Times Learning Network) and Javaid Khan (of The Bank Street College of Education in New York City). The website includes a lesson description; a list of Academic Content Standards; and concise sections that address objectives, materials, extension activities, evaluation, and more.