This is the first lesson for the Informative/Explanatory Unit from Ready Gen. This is a lesson for a text feature scavenger hunt to use as a genre inquiry. It's a great introductory lesson. It will really motivate the children to get started with the Informational Writing Piece.
***Please note Ready Gen was only used as a guide. I did not follow Ready Gen teacher's guide for the writing lessons. Instead, I used a variety of internet sources and my own experiences to create the unit. Occasionally, the differentiation will have the students use the RWJ and the text selections will be used as a reference. The end result of this unit will be an informational article on a living thing. The rubric used to assess the piece will be the rubric in the Ready Gen teacher's edition.***
In certain lessons, I added differentiate worksheets and links to websites for worksheets.