Informative writing for First Grade: All About Book

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Susan Jones
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K - 3rd, Homeschool
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52 pages
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I love this resource! I've used it every year and the students are so proud of their All About books.
This was a great recourse that we used for our research writing. Students researched an animal and this was the perfect addition for putting a book together. Highly recommend!
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This informative writing workshop unit was created to help your students create an All About Book about their favorite animal. They will go through the research and writing processes as the unit aligns directly with the common core standards!

Each year my first grade students research animals and create their own All About Books! This pack guides you step-by-step as you help your kids discover their love for non-fiction texts and writing. In the end, you have some adorable and informative books for your students to keep!

In this unit:

  • A look at how I use this unit in my Classroom
  • Parent letter introducing unit
  • Background info, Helpful hints, and Organizational tips
  • Animal book bin labels to help organize researcg
  • Daily detailed lesson plans in the "I do, We do, You do" format
  • Voting sheets to help students choose animal
  • "Fascinating Facts" research recording sheet
  • Caption Action: early finishers project
  • Grading rubric
  • Publishing pages

After completing this animal project, you could use the templates for many different "All About" subjects.

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Total Pages
52 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
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).
With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.


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