This unit was created as an integration of writing, informational reading, and literature building up toward a super fun research project. There is a close look into writer's craft throughout the unit. Teacher read alouds, eight related short texts (poetry, video, & trade books), and three writing pieces work together to navigate students through multiple second grade common core standards around the essential question, "How do authors make decisions about words when we write?"
**I recently switched this format from a word document to a PDF due to conversion issues.** Feel free to email me if you would like the word document to edit- I'd be happy to pass this along to you for free as well.**