Not only does unit 3 cover research skills, it also has lessons on organization and word choice. Through the use of the following mentor texts, students will do whole class, partner and independent writing activities to strengthen their understanding of organization in nonfiction and fiction writing.
There are 5 structured lessons for EACH book.
Concepts and strategies included in this unit are:
Organization structures in fiction and nonfiction books.
Pre-reading, during reading and post reading/writing lessons.
Whole class and partner lessons and strategies.
Ipad integration options.
Using a non-fiction book (Cats vs Dogs) to understand a fiction book (Dog vs Cat) more deeply.
Mini fire safety lesson from Roberto the Insect Architect.
Mini research on BATS as well as a topic of choice.
and much more!
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