This mini unit is designed to follow a 2-3 day plan, depending on how much time you spend each day in your writing block. I love to combine my Science standards with my Writing. The children love reading informational text and learning about life around them. Adding a writing component to these lessons is a great way to develop their writing skills, while also assessing their science knowledge!
Included in this set:
1. Detailed 2-3 day lesson plan
2. Informational Text on the subject "Groundhogs, Nature's Weather Predictor "
3. Pre Assessment
4. Groundhog Web
5. Informative Text Writing Templates (Differentiated for Below Level, On Level and Above Level) with RUBRICS
6. Groundhog "Fact and Fiction" Sort
7. Groundhog "Fill in the Blank" Assessment
8. Groundhog Craft
This unit is standards based and has been aligned to the CC and Texas Teks for writing.
Standards Addressed in this Unit
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
With guidance and support, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions, and add details to strengthen writing as needed.
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).
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.1.8With guidance and support, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
New Writing TEKS
Students use elements of the writing process to compose text.
Students write literary texts to express their ideas and feelings about real or imagined people, events, and ideas.
Students write expository and procedural texts to communicate ideas and information to specific audiences for specific purposes.
Students write legibly and use appropriate capitalization and punctuation conventions in their compositions
PLEASE NOTE: This product is also a part of my Winter Writing Mini Units BUNDLE. CLICK HERE TO VIEW BUNDLE