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Informational BUNDLE: Animal Reports & Biography Reports {Common Core Aligned}

Informational BUNDLE: Animal Reports & Biography Reports {Common Core Aligned}
Informational BUNDLE: Animal Reports & Biography Reports {Common Core Aligned}
Informational BUNDLE: Animal Reports & Biography Reports {Common Core Aligned}
Informational BUNDLE: Animal Reports & Biography Reports {Common Core Aligned}
Informational BUNDLE: Animal Reports & Biography Reports {Common Core Aligned}
Informational BUNDLE: Animal Reports & Biography Reports {Common Core Aligned}
Informational BUNDLE: Animal Reports & Biography Reports {Common Core Aligned}
Informational BUNDLE: Animal Reports & Biography Reports {Common Core Aligned}
Product Description
Integrate nonfiction and informational reading and writing with these two awesome units.

These informative writing and informational text units are more than just templates. This bundle includes everything you need for researching, drafting, and publishing rigorous animal reports and biography reports. With the Common Core’s emphasis on informational text and informative writing, this unit will walk you and your young writers through the entire researching and writing process.

Animal Report Contents
Animal Reports Made Easy: Informational Reading & Writing Unit {CC Aligned}
Immersion
•Text Features Help Me Understand
•How Do Text Features Help Me Understand?
•Text Structures Help Me Understand
•Using Text Structures to Understand
•Text Structure Graphic Organizer: Description
•Text Structure Graphic Organizer: Sequence
•Text Structure Graphic Organizer: Compare & Contrast
•Text Structure Graphic Organizer: Cause & Effect
•Text Structure Graphic Organizer: Problem & Solution
•Asking Questions and Searching for Answers
•Activating Schema and Generating Questions
•Making Inferences
•Important Vocabulary Words
•What’s the Main Idea?
•Fact or Opinion?
•Forming My Own Opinion
•Identifying Important Facts and Fun Facts
Brainstorming
•Choosing My Topic
•Activating My Schema
•Class List
•Digital Sources
•My Research Sources
Prewriting
•Animal Report Web
•Example Research Notes
•Introduction (Notes)
•Physical Characteristics (Notes)
•Habitat (Notes)
•Predators/Prey (Notes)
•Safety and Environment (Notes)
Drafting
•Breaking It Down: What is a Paragraph?
•Breaking It Down: How Do We Write a Paragraph?
•Putting it in MY Own Words
•Topic or Detail? You Decide
•Hooking My Readers: Informative Leads
•Moving Along: Transitional Words and Phrases
•Writing an Organized Paragraph
•Introduction (Draft)
•Physical Characteristics (Draft)
•Habitat (Draft)
•Predators/Prey (Draft)
•Safety and Environment (Draft)
•DRAFT (Extra Paper)
•Glossary (Draft)
•Bibliography (Draft)
Editing and Revising
•Editing and Revising Checklists
•Editing: Super Spelling
•Peer Writing Conference
•Constructive Criticism
•Combining Sentences
•Revising Headings
Publishing
•Nonfiction Animal Report Checklist
•Examples of Completed Pages and Directions for Students
•Cover
•Table of Contents
•Blank Page With Heading Box
•Blank Page
•Photograph/Illustration/Diagram and Caption
•Fun Facts
•How to Protect _________
•Right Sidebar
•Left Sidebar
•Habitat Map—North America
•Habitat Map—World
•Glossary (5 Words)•Glossary (10 Words)
•Bibliography
Assessment
•Nonfiction Writing Rubric (Teacher Version)
•Nonfiction Writing Rubric (Student Version)
•Informative Writing: Animal Report Rubric (Student Version)
•Common Core Standards Rubric—Reading Informational Text
•Common Core Standards Rubric—Writing an Informative Report
Common Core Standards
•Common Core Standards: Informative Writing—Corresponding CCS for Grades 2-5
•Common Core Standards: Reading Informational Text—Corresponding CCS for Grades 2-5

Biography Report Contents
Biography Report: Informative Reading & Writing Unit {Common Core Aligned}
Book Selection:
•Recommended Research Texts and Guided Reading Levels
•Class List
Researching:
•Characteristics of Biographies {Poster}
•Getting Ready to Research: Activating Schema and Asking Questions RI.3.1
•Researching: Asking Questions and Searching For Answers RI.3.1
•Defining Unknown Vocabulary Words R.I.3.4
•Organizing the Text: Using Chapter Titles to Retell RI.3.2
•Understanding the Text: Identifying Cause and Effect R.I. 3.3, RI.3.8
•Researching: Text Features Help Me Gain Meaning RI.3.5, RI.3.7
•Researching: Identifying Important Facts and Fun Facts RI.3.2
•Understanding the Text: Identifying Main Idea & Key Details RI.3.2
Prewriting:
• Fact File: Notes W.3.7, W.3.8, W.3.10
•Introduction and Conclusion: Notes W.3.2.A, B, D, W.3.7, W.3.8, W.3.10
•Childhood: Notes W.3.2.A, B, D, W.3.7, W.3.8, W.3.10
•Early Adult Life: Notes W.3.2.A, B, D, W.3.7, W.3.8, W.3.10
•Major Accomplishments: Notes W.3.2.A, B, D, W.3.7, W.3.8, W.3.10
•Late Adult Life: Notes W.3.2.A, B, D, W.3.7, W.3.8, W.3.10
Drafting:
•How to Write a Paragraph {Poster}
•Introduction: Rough Draft W.3.2.A, B, D, W.3.7, W.3.10
•Fact File: Rough Draft W.3.2.B
•Childhood: Rough Draft W.3.2.A, B, D, W.3.7, W.3.10
•Early Adult Life: Rough W.3.2.A, B, D, W.3.7, W.3.10
•Major Accomplishments: Rough Draft W.3.2.A, B, D, W.3.7, W.3.10
•Late Adult Life: Rough Draft W.3.2.A, B, D, W.3.7, W.3.10
•Conclusion: Rough Draft W.3.2.A, B, D, W.3.7, W.3.10
•Blank Extra Page: Rough Draft
•Photograph: Rough Draft R.I.3.7
•Illustration: Rough Draft R.I.3.7
•World Map: Rough Draft R.I.3.7
•North America Map: Rough Draft R.I.3.7
•Fun Facts: Rough Draft W.3.2.B
•Timeline: Rough Draft R.I.3.7
•Glossary: Rough Draft R.I.3.4, W.3.2.B
•Bibliography: Rough Draft
Editing & Revising:
•Revising: Adding Transitional Words and Phrases W.3.2.C, W.3.5
•Revising: Varying Sentence Structure W.3.5, L.3.1.i
•Revising: Combining Sentences W.3.5, L.3.1.i
•Editing: Carefully Capitalizing Proper Nouns W.3.5
•Editing: Super Spelling W.3.5
•Editing & Revising Checklists W.3.2.C, W.3.5
•Constructive Criticism W.3.5
•Peer Writing Conference W.3.5
Publishing:
•Table of Contents: Final Draft W.3.2, W.3.10
•Introduction: Final Draft W.3.2, W.3.10
•Fact File: Final Draft W.3.2, W.3.10
•Childhood: Final Draft W.3.2, W.3.10
•Early Adult Life: Final Draft W.3.2, W.3.10
•Major Accomplishments: Final Draft W.3.2, W.3.10
•Late Adult Life: Final Draft W.3.2, W.3.10
•Conclusion: Final Draft W.3.2, W.3.10
•Blank Extra Page: Final Draft
•Photograph: Final Draft R.I.3.7
•Illustration: Final Draft R.I.3.7
•World Map: Final Draft R.I.3.7
•North America Map: Final Draft R.I.3.7
•Fun Facts: Final Draft W.3.2.B
•Timeline: Final Draft R.I.3.7
•Glossary: Final Draft R.I.3.4, W.3.2.B
•Bibliography: Final Draft
Craftivity:
•Biography Craftivity
•Examples
Assessment:
•Informative Writing: Biography Report Rubric (Teacher Version)
•Informative Writing: Biography Report Rubric (Student Version)
•Informative Writing: Biography Report Rubric (Student Version: Smile Scale)
•Reading: Informational Text: Common Core Aligned Rubric
•Informative Writing: Common Core Aligned Rubric
Common Core Standards:
•Common Core Standards: Informative Writing: Corresponding CCS for Grades 2-5
•Common Core Standards: Reading: Informational Text-Corresponding CCS for Grades 2-5

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Total Pages
175 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
1 month
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