Little Explorers Non-Fiction Yearlong Bundle- Writing, Reading, Science Units

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Love this resource! My kids are always excited to learn and these activities and readers help foster that learning!

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    Get a full year's worth of Non-Fiction Resources that roll Reading, Writing, and Science into all of the activities. These engaging non-fiction resources include leveled readers, writing activities, QR codes, and more to teach your students all about non-fiction topics.

    These non-fiction activities give you an engaging way to introduce non-fiction text to your students with a little reading, writing, and science mixed in too. They will enjoy learning about different topics using real life pictures as they write their opinions, share the facts they have read, learn how to use non-fiction text features and complete science experiments for each non-fiction topic you discuss.

    This HUGE Non-Fiction Bundle Includes:


    Fantastic Farms: A Non-Fiction Farm Unit

    Think Green: A Non-Fiction Tree Unit


    Awesome Apples: A Non-Fiction Apple Unit

    Cesar Chavez: A Non-Fiction Cesar Chavez Unit

    Frida Kahlo: A Non-Fiction Frida Kahlo Unit

    Nutty for Squirrels: A Non-Fiction Squirrel Unit


    Pumpkin Patch: A Non-Fiction Pumpkin Unit

    Going Batty: A Non-Fiction Bat Unit

    Super Spiders: A Non-Fiction Spider Unit

    Sound the Alarm: A Non-Fiction Fire Safety Unit


    The First Thanksgiving: A Non-Fiction Thanksgiving Unit

    A Day At Plymouth Rock: A Non-Fiction Pilgrim Unit

    Helpful Hands: A Non-Fiction Community Helpers Unit


    Holidays Around the World: A Non-Fiction Winter Holidays Unit

    Hibernation: A Non-Fiction Winter Animals Unit

    Invention Convention: A Non-Fiction Invention Unit


    I Have a Dream: A Non-Fiction MLK Unit

    Plunging Penguins: A Non-Fiction Penguin Unit

    Snow What?: A Non-Fiction Snow Unit


    The U.S. President: A Non-Fiction President Unit

    Ruby Bridges: A Non-Fiction Ruby Bridges Unit

    A Seat on the Bus: A Non-Fiction Rosa Parks Unit


    Whatever the Weather: A Non-Fiction Weather Unit

    Into the Land of the Dinosaurs: A Non-Fiction Dinosaur Unit

    Ready for Takeoff: A Non-Fiction Solar System Unit


    Love our Earth: A Non-Fiction Earth Day Unit

    Seed to Plant: A Non-Fiction Plant Life Cycle Unit

    From Caterpillar to Butterfly: A Non-Fiction Butterfly Unit


    Fiesta! It's Cinco de Mayo: A Non-Fiction Cinco de Mayo Unit

    Swimming with Sharks: A Non-Fiction Shark Unit

    Lucky Ladybugs: A Non-Fiction Ladybug Unit


    Alligator Vs. Crocodile: A Non-Fiction Crocodilian Unit

    The American Flag: A Non-Fiction Patriotic Unit

    Insects: A Non-Fiction Insect Unit

    Use them as a center activity or for a science lesson to cover multiple skills at once.  Includes no-prep pages, low-prep activities, and QR codes to listen to stories and expose your students to non-fiction text and real life pictures in a fun and exciting way. 

    Included in each non-fiction unit:

    • Recommended mentor texts with links to videos
    • 3 Leveled readers (below level, on level, and above level)
    • QR Codes for listening center
    • Close reading passages
    • Magazine articles with response pages
    • Mini word wall
    • Writing prompts
    • Vocabulary posters
    • Vocabulary activities
    • Create your own booklet (using non-fiction text features)
    • Experiment directions
    • Recording sheets (full-size and science journal size)
    • Graphic Organizers

    These units were designed to give young students a strong foundation and exposure to non-fiction texts and topics. These units are intended to challenge your children and boost their critical thinking skills. They can use these activities as extension activities, or homework assignments to create a home-school connection. 


    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Jennifer says, "I've spent the last hour reading through ALL of this - these are OUTSTANDING! I love the high-interest topics that students will love, plus there's so many unique topics included! The set-up is perfect whether I want to use the materials as a supplement or as the entire unit. I'm SO happy I purchased this - I  recommend this bundle to everyone!"

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Kristi says, Amazing bundle!!  Put together well with great information and links.  I look forward to using this!

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Devina says, "A very thorough differentiated resource that will assist me with meeting the needs of first graders that struggle with higher level text. Thanks so much!”


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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
    Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
    Know and use various text features (e.g., headings, tables of contents, glossaries, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text.
    With prompting and support, read informational texts appropriately complex for grade 1.
    Read emergent-reader texts with purpose and understanding.


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