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"My Animal Research Project," A CCSS Aligned Informative Writing Unit

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170 MB|77 pages
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This CCSS aligned informative writing unit contains lesson plans, student printables, rubrics, anchor papers, and other materials needed to teach the information gathering process for research-based writing. Specifically, this pack includes:
--Detailed day by day lesson plans broken into 3 categories:
-2 weeks for the research and note-taking process
-2-3 weeks for writing a multi-paragraph research paper OR
-2-3 weeks for writing a nonfiction book
--"My Research Notebook" template to create research notebooks
--A 12-page "All about ______" nonfiction book template
--Anchor papers for the multi-paragraph research paper & the nonfiction book
--Rubrics for the research paper and nonfiction book as well as generic formats for any research-based writing project

The specific topic for this informative writing unit is animals. However, the materials in this pack can be used for ANY RESEARCH-BASED WRITING PROJECT in the future! Simply print out the research notebook, nonfiction book template, and generic rubrics to fit your needs! Please see the preview for a more detailed view!

This unit is also available in a discounted BUNDLE in my 3 Types of Writing BUNDLE: Personal Narrative, Informative, & Opinion Units!
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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