This is a student-centered, self-paced, student-driven unit covering reading, writing, and research for 6th grade and up. Ambitious 5th grade groups may be able to make it work, but I will post a younger version when it is finished.
Student-centered? Self-paced? Sounds great, but let's be realistic... Well, guess what? I am being realistic! This IS possible! You can incorporate this into your classroom however you wish, but I like to incorporate it with general reading time. This will help your students choose books based on personal interest, research the topic, expand their thinking and knowledge, and dig deep into something that they are really interested in! You can use this with ANY topic, ANY book, ANY way you choose! This unit is expandable. It can be as extensive or as brief as you want it to be. It is not meant to be a separate unit from your normal curriculum, but an ongoing self-paced individual "unit" to work on within your regular classroom.
Included, you will find:
~22 pages including the unit and suggestions on how to use it
~Student-centered, student-led, self-paced unit
~Easily differentiated content
~Examples of use
~Citations examples and instructions
~Vocabulary terms for unit
~20 ideas for extension activities
~Bookmarks to share
~50+ topic ideas