Students will learn how to look at nonfiction books, read the text, and select 3 facts they want to share. After modeling by the teacher using a leveled book whole class, students will be given their own leveled book to look through, read, and select facts. They will use the monthly research fact sheet to record their facts. Teacher modeling is also necessary to learn how to write fact in their own words, or like they would tell it to a friend. When fact sheet is finished, students will complete an illustration and caption sheet. Why not have literacy/writing groups where students can share their work? Doing one activity per month will show growth in reading, writing, and presentation.