Down on the Farm: A 20 Day Non Fiction Reading and Writing Unit

Grade Levels
1st - 2nd
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50 pages
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This is a four week Common Core, Non Fiction Reading and Writing unit that guides students through exploring non-fiction texts and researching a farm animal. The reading and writing lessons flow seamlessly, working together to give students the most holistic experience as they work towards their culminating research project. This Unit includes:

*20 days of Reading Workshop Lessons

*20 Days of Writing Workshop Lessons

*Web-based student activity suggestions

*Web-based teacher resource list

*4 anchor charts

*7 pages formatted for students to create an All-About book

*15 Reading Responses/ Graphic Organizers

*Cooperative Learning Activities and structures within lessons

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Total Pages
50 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of “how-to” books on a given topic and use them to write a sequence of instructions).
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
With prompting and support, read informational texts appropriately complex for grade 1.
Identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic (e.g., in illustrations, descriptions, or procedures).


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