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All About Book {A research-based, informative writing project}

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W.1.2, W.1.7, W.1.8
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Informative writing unit following common core standards!

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Each year my 1st grade students research animals and create their own All About Books!

This pack guides you step-by-step as you help your kids discover their love for non-fiction texts and writing.

In the end, you have some adorable and informative books for your students to keep!

See this unit in action on my blog, TGIF!

Have fun!

In this unit:
-Guidelines on how I complete project in my classroom
-Parent letter introducing unit
-Background info, Helpful hints, and Organizational tips to guide you through this unit
-Animal book bin labels to help organize
-4 pages of detailed lesson plans
-Voting sheets to help students choose animal
-"Fascinating Facts" research recording sheet
-Caption Action: early finishers project
-Grading rubric
-Publishing pages (I also use these as rough draft pages)

*After completing this project you could use the templates for many different "All About" subjects*
Total Pages
33
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
1 Month

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On  June 14, 2013,  Rachelle A. asked:
Hi there. I just recently purchased your bundled writing pack and it is wonderful! Thank you so much. I am a second grade teacher and this will fit perfectly into our writing units. I am wondering if you have any examples of the student work. I am creating a sample for myself and my daughter will be my guinea pig as she is going into second grade. I have navigated through the first week's assignments, but I am not sure about the second week. Specifically with the how to and different kinds- are they writing this as a general exercise or specific to their animal? I would assume it was on their animal. Then with the lives and eats are they writing these things on just loose leaf paper and including that with their work? Sorry about all the questions. I really couldn't see the pictures well on the downloaded pages. If you have any other examples I would love to see them. You can email them to me at rachelleapplewhite@gmail.com Thanks.
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On  June 14, 2013Susan Jones - TGIF answered:
Hi Rachelle, don't worry about all the questions - I will email you shortly with some examples! :)
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On  April 4, 2013,  Buyer asked:
Hi!

I bought the packet and love it! Is there anyway for you to modify the table of contents page for me? I would love one with just 1-3 blank and then 4 to say Glossary and 5. Meet the Author.

alliemduffy@gmail.com
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On  April 7, 2013Susan Jones - TGIF answered:
Hi Allie! I will email you tonight :)
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On  March 7, 2013,  Buyer asked:
Hi Susan! I bought your All About Book earlier this week (thank you!!) to use with my class. They are each researching a different habitat so I was wondering if you could email me a copy of the book so I could adjust a few things to fit their needs. Yours is so cute and I'd like all the pages to have them same general look. Thank you! :)
Angie Rosenberg
alrosen97@gmail.com
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On  March 12, 2013Susan Jones - TGIF answered:
Hi Angie!

Unfortunately due to TOU for clipart/borders/graphics, etc. I am unable to send you the book to edit :(

I am sorry and I hope you understand.

Feel free to email me if you have any other questions - smoran892@gmail.com
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Susan, I am having issues too, the same as Sullivan63001. I have 32 pages, but I have the black bars blocking out much of the text. Please help if you can.
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On  December 4, 2012Susan Jones - TGIF answered:
I am so sorry to hear this! I just asked a few different friends to download and print the pack and it came out fine so I can assure you the black bars while printing are not an error on my end. I think the best thing to do would be to contact the TPT help desk and they can further assist you with the issues. If they cannot help, please e-mail me at smoran892@gmail.com
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I am having a problem with this download. When I print the packet it has black bars across the pages, and yes I downloaded the newest version of adobe reader! Also, I have a total of 27 pages but on the product overview it says 32.
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On  December 2, 2012Susan Jones - TGIF answered:
Thank you for your question. I just went and uploaded it again and the newest one should have 32 pages. Please try re-downloading it! I can assure you the black bars while printing are not on my end. Erica Bohrer wrote a great post for troubleshooting these issues: http://ericabohrer.blogspot.com/2012/05/trouble-opening-tpt-files.html.

Sometimes the easiest/fastest thing to do is contact the TPT help desk and they can help you! If you are still having issues with the download, please e-mail me: smoran892@gmail.com
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All About Book {A research-based, informative writing project}
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All About Book {A research-based, informative writing project}
All About Book {A research-based, informative writing project}