Common Core Aligned Nonfiction Writing ~ Creating a Nonfiction Book

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Nonfiction writing is one of my favorite things to teach. Young students love nonfiction reading and writing especially when you ask them to choose an animal to research and write about. This unit will guide you through the entire process I take my own students through to help them successfully write/publish their very first nonfiction book about an animal or insect. This product could easily fit into any topic of study.

What's included in this product:

*An overview
*How to get started
*How to facilitate the research process with young children
*Grouping students
*Teaching note taking
*Parking lots {to store sticky notes}
*How to teach turning notes into sentences
*Writing paper - two types {three lines, single lines}
*Students will the following text features/conventions to their writing: table of contents, bold print, glossary, page numbers, all about title, captions
*Pre-made headings included as well as larger versions for students to copy if you would like to go that route
*Meet the author page
*Front cover
*Back cover {with bar code - just like a 'real' book!}
*Certificate of completion

Also includes a bonus activity:
*Text feature scavenger hunt

I hope you enjoy teaching this unit of study as much as I do!!!

Holly @ Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

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