3rd Grade Nonfiction Reading Unit -- The Power of Trees

3rd Grade Nonfiction Reading Unit -- The Power of Trees
3rd Grade Nonfiction Reading Unit -- The Power of Trees
3rd Grade Nonfiction Reading Unit -- The Power of Trees
3rd Grade Nonfiction Reading Unit -- The Power of Trees
3rd Grade Nonfiction Reading Unit -- The Power of Trees
3rd Grade Nonfiction Reading Unit -- The Power of Trees
3rd Grade Nonfiction Reading Unit -- The Power of Trees
3rd Grade Nonfiction Reading Unit -- The Power of Trees
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In this unit, students will use literacy skills to become experts on trees. They will learn that experts are people who use reading, writing, listening, and speaking to build and share deep knowledge about a topic. They will apply these skills during their nonfiction writing unit as well. They will begin the unit getting acquainted with trees and new questioning skills for nonfiction through the book The Secret Life of Trees. Then they will hone in on roots and tradition expository text features in At the Root of It. Finally, they will get more verse in the overall importance of trees while reading the narrative nonfiction text about the life of Wangari Maathai, Planting the Trees of Kenya.

The three books that will be used are:
The Secret Life of Trees, Chiara Chevallier
At the Root of It, Robert Newell
Planting the Trees of Kenya: The Story of Wangari Maathai, Claire A Nivola

The goals of the unit are to:
• Extend students’ understanding of nonfiction
• Show students that different structures of nonfiction can cover similar topics
• Build literacy skills to become experts about a topic
• Reinforce skills necessary for reading to learn
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31 pages
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