8 Day Unit on plants aligned with SCCR standards (fits very closely with Common Core standards). Includes read alouds and instructions for leading a writing inquiry unit on plants. For days 1-5, lessons focus on a certain element of plant instruction (parts of the plant, life cycle, etc.) and students make a chart with dash facts each day. The second week of the unit includes instructions for leading individual research groups to make a class book. Also includes a pre/ post assessment to generate student data.