Are you planning to have your class embark on an informational/nonfiction unit this year during writer's workshop? This Smartboard presentation is easy to follow, editable to your needs, and your kids will love it! Using mentor texts, your students will brainstorm topics that they know about, gather and sort through information, focus on text features, and finally publish a nonfiction piece of writing. My class made nonfiction books, but you can do any final product you'd like. Make sure you have Smart notebook in order to open this presentation.
**This unit is based on Columbia's Teacher's College Informational unit of study for 3rd grade.