Crossing the Continents is a non-fiction interactive unit that works perfectly for small group or large group settings. It is easily adaptable for grades 2 through 12. I have personally used it in grades 3, 4, and 5.
I incorporate Crossing the Continents as a station in my small groups on a daily basis. It is also a go to for when students finish activities early. This interactive unit promotes practice on vocabulary, grammar, writing, figurative language, reading skills, comprehension, fluency, text evidence, and geography.