I was doing a lot of thinking about non-fiction now that there is such a push with the Common Core. I wanted to focus on writing non-fiction and I feel like we always do a research project. I decided to come up with an Informational Non-Fiction writing project.
Children are very smart and know a LOT about certain topics. They don’t need to look in a book to tell you how to play baseball or how to catch a fish. I decided to focus on making kids the experts and having them share the knowledge they already have.
This is a short writing unit. I provide a brainstorming sheet, planning page and 4 pages for a final copy. You can take this mini-unit and run with it. This is the basics and a good way to get you started.