This 8 page printable is a perfect way to do a non-fiction study in a center, for homework or for a whole class project. It lends itself to studying any non-fiction topic and gives students a framework for recording their information. In your mini-lesson, you teach students peruse a non-fiction book for pertinent information and record it according to the starting letter. You can instruct them to use full sentences and highlight the proper letter or just use one or two word phrases. You can make a strong connection to the Brad Herzog books (example: H is for Homerun: A Baseball Alphabet) and use them for mentor texts.
Upon completion of the fact book, students could write a paragraph with their gathered information, create a powerpoint, or just cut it out and staple it together for keeping or placing in your classroom library. My students love this assignment and I know yours will too!