This is a complete first grade unit aligned to the Common Core State Standards with an emphasis on R.I.1.5. and W.1.2. This unit can be used with ANY informational text. I used a chapter on seasons from our science textbook. It can also be used with trade books on the seasons.
The unit includes a unit plan, directions for the student performance assessment, and a grading rubric for the performance assessment. The unit is designed to last 5 weeks, with the fifth week being used for the performance assessment. In this unit, the performance assessment consists of writing an informative book that includes a table of contents, headings, and a glossary.
The performance assessment rubric is a great summative assessment and can be a great student example for bulletin boards! If you have any questions or difficulties with the document, please contact me.