The non-fiction story, Nights of the Pufflings, by Bruce McMillan, has always been a favorite among my third grade classes during reading time, as well as a great science lesson about bird adaptations, coupled with a geography lesson about Iceland!!
The book is likely to be available through your local library, or can be purchased through many online book source sites or local bookstores. We were fortunate enough to have the story as part of our reading series.
This lesson explains how to make a question and answer book of Puffin facts based on the story Nights of the Pufflings. Included is an organizer to help students ask questions from the story, research the answers, then present the information in a step book project.
A video tutorial is included with step by step instructions on how to make a stepbook, specific for this lesson.
If your class is also studying about animal adaptations, this is a great informational source that can double as a cross curricular science/language arts lesson. Add to that a study of Iceland, and a social studies link is added!
The project also lends itself as an author study about Bruce McMillan who has his own web site (cited in the lesson) with an abundance of information on his love of Puffins as well as his talent of writing and photography.