This unique unit connects fictional narrative with informational texts all about renewable energy! This unit connects the picture book, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer to informational texts about wind energy and renewable energy. Any informational text (books, articles, magazines, Internet) about wind energy and wind
turbines can be used.
This NO PREP unit includes 1-2 weeks of RENEWABLE ENERGY themed reading, writing, and science! This unit includes book suggestions, lesson plans, and interactive activities for reading, writing, speaking, and listening. This paired text approach easily connects all of the elements of literature to informational texts. Students will study author’s purpose, elements of literature, and text features of informational texts through both a literature study and a research project.
This product also includes a STEM challenge! Using simple materials, students will work in teams to design a windmill. This is an exciting extension to learning about thunderstorms!
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