This is a complete unit on Animal Non-fiction research writing. It explains step by step how to have your students create their own animal books. It also includes directions for a parent involvement piece. This piece is a memory book that parents can make for their child. A celebration can be held at the end of the unit with parents and children coming together to share their books with each other. All ideas for the celebration are included as well. Pictures of student work, graphic organizers, examples of parent letters, and celebration pictures are all included in this 24 page package. This is everything you would need to have a successful research writing unit complete with parent involvement!