This mini-unit is an informative writing research activity. Students will research a person using books or the web. They take notes on 3x3 post-it notes and stick them on the note taking page. Next, they use these notes to write their sloppy copy informative writing piece. Finally, after editing with an adult or peer, they write their final copy. Pages in this biography mini-unit include the note taking pages, sloppy copy pages, and final copy pages (two different versions to chose from).
This unit covers the following second grade standards:
2.W.2- write an informative text in which they introduce a topic, use facts to develop points, and provide a concluding statement
2.W.5-edit and revise writing as needed with the help of an adult or peer
2.W.8-gather information from provided resources to answer a question
*2.W.7-shared research-this standard is covered if you have students work in small groups or pairs instead of individually.