These 12 days of lessons are designed based on the ELA Common Core Reading(1.2) and Writing Standards(1.4) which are listed at the beginning of this packet. This product includes the Common Core Standards taught in these lessons, instructions for the lessons, a fact and opinion T chart, an animal research graphic organizer with vocabulary opportunities, an informative writing recipe, and a rubric for the research project. The lessons are designed for research on types of bats which is engaging for students during the fall and Halloween holiday season. But it is easily adapted to any animal research. There is a strong emphasis on how text structure is important in both reading and writing.
By Jeannie Kern