Designed with third and fourth graders in mind, this biographies resource includes materials for students to use while conducting research, as well as materials for the presentation of their final writing piece, in a Biography Lapbook.
To complete this project, students:
Christmas Around the World:
This unit includes 5 Reading Comprehension Passages that teach your students about the Christmas traditions in the USA & Canada, Australia & New Zealand, Germany, Japan, and Mexico. Each Reading Comprehension passage has four or five short answer or multiple choic
Wanting to know what Rooted in Reading is all about before purchasing the bundle or monthly units? Or would you like to add another book to your collection? This one-week special edition will give you a taste of how our Rooted in Reading Program runs. It will also provide great reading instruction
2nd Grade Data Binder - Folder
Supports Common Core!
Some pages are editable.
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ADDED: FLUENCY Data and goal setting
Dinosaur Research for Kinder (91 pages)
*This unit allows your class to research 6 types of dinosaurs (Apatosaurus, Pterodactyl, Stegosaurus, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Triceratops, Velociraptor)
*Dinosaur Resources page
*Dinosaur Research Report pages
*My Dinosaur Research book
Christmas Around the World......Perfect research activity between Thanksgiving and the Christmas Holiday break. Let your students take a trip around the world with this fun activity. Each student will learn how a different country celebrates the Christmas holiday as they fill in o
For black history month, have students research a famous African American and use that research to create an essay, map, and timeline! This black history month project includes:
-a graphic organizer to help students research their African American
-a rough draft writing paper to scaffold students a
This video preview gives you an overview of what you will get with this creation which is designed to bring some fun to your penguin research and writing in your classroom! It can be differentiated for grades K thru 2nd. Early grades can do the research as a whole group and older grades can do the
These five non-fiction text passages are perfect for Black History Month in February!
The passages are rigorous to help meet the Common Core standards. Each passage includes five text dependent questions that assess main idea, details and comprehension.
Each passage also has a graphic organizer tha
You can use these simple, nonfiction reading passages with non-readers and fluent readers. You can use them during whole group or guided reading groups. Here are some ideas...
*Provide fluent readers with their own copies of the passage. Students can highlight passages and then record the informatio
Bear Research for Kinder (86 pages) –
covers all 8 species of bears (American Black Bear, Asiatic Black Bear, Brown Bear, Giant Panda Bear, Spectacled Bear, Polar Bear, Sun Bear, and Sloth Bear)
*Bear can/have/are chart
*Bear know/wonder/learned chart
*Bear Research Repor
Paired passages, or paired texts, meet the demand for more rigorous, complex texts with Common Core- especially these passages that students can use to compare and build knowledge to integrate information and draw conclusions. The passages in this set are great to stretch your 4th and 5th graders, an
Use for Black History Month or any time of the year......50 research posters.....a poster for every child.
February is Black History Month (also known as African American History Month) in the US, so what a great opportunity to learn about the role these fascinating individuals pl
President's Day Fun!
This packet has everything you need for a great English Language Arts and History Unit on the Presidents.
It includes 6- 2 part Reader’s Theatres Scripts on 6 different Presidents. They are loaded with facts that your students should lear
This is a BUNDLE and includes Fact Files for October, November, December, January, February, March, April and May (as was initially promised when this resource was developed). It is *possible* that I will add files for August and September, but I have not made that decision at this time (4.28.15), s
*Edited 1/1/2015: This non-fiction penguin unit is sure to grab and keep your students' attention! This unit is jam-packed with information on 10 different species of penguins, including:
Emperor, King, Chinstrap, Crested, Little, Rockhopper, Adelie, Macaroni, Gentoo, and African Penguins
Isn't the month of October just so much fun? I love all of the activities that this month allows to really get students super excited about writing. I mean...who doesn't want to describe Oobleck or write a spooky story about a silly skeleton? Along with putting our dead words to rest, in the month of
Penguin Research for Kinder (134 pages)
*Penguins can/have/are chart
*Penguins know/wonder/learned chart
*Penguin Research Report pages
*My Penguin Research book
*Full-size Color poster for all 17 species of penguins
*Quarter-page Color cards for all 17 species of pengu
This packet is a great way to welcome spring AND the Common Core into your classroom (or any not-so-common-core standards)!
Included in this Informational Writing Pack:
*Graphic Organizers (5)
*Writing paper (6)
*Bulletin Board Idea
*5 Sentences Writing Poster
You will LOVE these Black History Month Research Pennants Project: This project contains 29 Influential Individuals important to history. After the individual pennants are completed, they can be displayed in the classroom or in a common area of the school to show off just how appreciated the women wh
Moon ~ Mr. Moon, Are You Shrinking?
* NEW PAGES ADDED!!
This Moon Common Core research project addresses Common Core Standards for Research Writing.
Through guided and supported research, the students will resolve any misconceptions that the Moon is changing its shape. They will learn that the mo
This Discovery Journal creates opportunities for students to Read, Respond, and Research facts about the Pilgrims and their Mayflower Voyage! Journal pages include title questions, informational text boxes, and questions for student response, all in a format that will appeal to students. This Discove
Gifts for Santa's Scientists is a fun, multi-day cooperative learning lesson in which students research 12 types of scientists to learn about their areas of study. Then they share and discuss their research information with their teams. The culminating activity involves matching 12 scientists' names
This is the perfect project to compliment your unit study of bats! Gather your nonfiction books and favorite internet bat resources, and get ready to create a fantastic learning/research project that will also be precious on display!
Your students will create a mobile of facts they learn throughout
Short butterfly book for my students to make their observations as we watch our caterpillars turn to butterflies!
*Life cycle page
*Important words page
*Observation writing and picture page
Put your pages in whichever order you like, make many copies of the observation pa
In this unit, your students will learn about many famous American Symbols.
There is a book about the symbols, copy 1 per page. This book will explain each symbol and how it became an important part of American history. ***There is now a color copy as well as black and white****
The symbols covered
I started creating these mini-flips as a way to help my students document their learning about the topics that we are learning about. Throughout these books the students will be note taking, explaining, comparing, and much more! My second graders love using them!
How will this growing bundle
Black History: 42 research banner pages.....a banner piece for every child. February is Black History Month (also known as African American History Month) in the US, so what a great opportunity to learn about the role these fascinating individuals played in history. You could also us
This penguin research journal brings penguins research and writing into your classroom. This penguin pack can be differentiate for K-2nd grade. Early grades can do the research as a whole group and older grades do the research independently.
These pages are designed to make whole class charts and
Shark Research for Kinder (83 pages)
*This unit researches 10 types of sharks ( Angel, Black Tip Reef, Blue, Bull, Great White, Hammerhead, Lemon, Leopard, Nurse, and Tiger)
*Shark Resources page
*Shark Research Report pages
*My Shark Research book
*Full-size Color posters (cartoon figu
In this Holidays Around the World (Christmas Around the World) unit, students can travel around the world to learn about different countries' holidays using QR codes with websites. Your students will love using their passports as they research different countries and their special holidays and tradit
This biographies report pack includes 39 different American Heroes for students to research. There are 10 report pages to complete the biography, including a resources page.
Pages are provided for intermediate and primary students. Some wording/directions have been simplified or modified for primar
Use any time of the year......a poster for every child. March is Women's History Month in the US, so what a great opportunity to learn about the role these fascinating women played in history.
**Click the preview above to see a larger image**
I have marked these women's history posters for grades
Black History Month Research Report
A Research Project on African-American Leaders
Research projects can often be overwhelming because they cover such a variety of standards. It is my hope that this Common-Core aligned, 80-page resource will help streamline the process for you and your students so t
If you like to take the responsibility out of your hands and put it back into your students’ hands- then this is the perfect product for you! Perfect for a Black History Month Study and can be as simple or in depth as you choose. Using this resource your students will become experts on one famous bla
Paired passages, or paired texts, meet the demand for more rigorous, complex texts with Common Core- especially these passages that students can use to compare and build knowledge to integrate information and draw conclusions. The passages in this set are in the “stretch” range for 2nd grade.
Chinese New Year Mega Bundle! 95 Pages of fun and engaging literacy activities.
Use this Chinese New Year bundle to teach your kids all about this celebration as well as develop their literacy skills.
Readers Theaters- Differentiated
Legend of the Chinese Zodiac story
Zodiac Animal M
Presidents, famous inventors, and passengers on the Mayflower research topics are included in this biography research packet. It's a new way to organize your next biography project. Directions are included for making writing wallets to organize research notes, labels and signup chart for Presidents
You will LOVE these Christmas Around The World Brochures. You just need to Print & Go with these Holidays Around the World Activities to celebrate this special holiday learning about cultures around the world! There are perfect to use the month of December as mini research projects!
Directions for the experiment
Lima Bean Dissection Experiment Recording Sheet
Label the parts of a seed
Label the parts of a plant
All worksheets have a color and BW version
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This packet is filled with material to enrich your curriculum as well as enhance your student's understanding of Presidents' Day.
The packet contains:
1. Craft - Washington and Lincoln characters for Page Toppers or Mounting on a bulletin board.
2. Suggested Resources for reading aloud
3. Mini Book
UPDATED for the 2016 holiday season! This is a great way to turn your classroom into a multicultural celebration for the month of December!
This Christmas around the World pack includes 8 nonfiction selections about winter holidays around the world. (Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, St. Lucia Day, St. Nichola
Tell your students to pack their bags!!! This unit is a super fun and educational introduction to teaching Christmas traditions in different countries around the world!
* Christmas Around the World-A 10 page printable book with information on traditions in the USA, France, Netherlands
I have completely updated this packet and am excited to share with you!
I have created easy to use worksheets for primary students to start researching! Included in this file are 2 separate research books-one for Owls and one for Bats, as well as a general "other nocturnal animal" packet!
I have a
NOT JUST FOR HALLOWEEN, BUT PERFECT FOR ANYTIME you want to beef up your nonfiction reading, research, and writing for your COMMON CORE classroom.
Common Core Correlations for Second Grade with essential questions, learning targets, and vocabulary. It can easily be adapted for first and third grade
You are purchasing a pumpkin Mini-Flipbook that can be used to document your students' learning about pumpkins! Please note that your students will be completing this book by illustrating and writing inside :-)
All you have to do is copy the book back-to-back (detailed photo and video instructions
Arctic Research Graphic Organizer - Research will be easier with these Arctic themed graphic organizers. Students may either record their research on pie organizers or charts. The packet includes:
-Pie organizer #1 - Arctic region
-Pie organizer #2 - Arctic Animals
Groundhogs Research writing mini unit
Updated: January 19, 2016!
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This RESEARCH writing mini unit is PERFECT for week of Groundhog's day!
This writing mini unit is great for 'simple researching" and writing non-fiction facts about groundhogs. AWESOME for 1st-2nd graders
Your students will have fun researching and learning all about penguins while compiling their very own penguin book with nonfiction text features (table of contents, headings, captions, diagrams and labels, photograph, map, and a glossary).
1 cover page
1 table of contents page