This unit encompasses both literature and informational text. Students are asked to think creatively as well as logically. I created a PowerPoint that will lead your through each lesson. In addition, you have 2 student booklets packed with activities (My Nighttime Booklet and Nocturnal Animal booklet) to accompany the PowerPoint. I used this for advanced 1st graders but it will also work well for 2nd graders that are at or above grade level. This can be a whole class or small group unit or even an independent project for your high flyers.
Some of the books used in this unit are:
There’s a Nightmare in my Closet and There’s Something in my Attic by Mercer Mayer
Common Core Standards are listed also.