This is a 9 page file (I used for second grade but could easily be used for 1st or 3rd) that includes group project graphic organizers and ideas for the following topic:
**This is just ONE topic. If you are interested in using this for you classroom and split your students up into groups- please check out my nonfiction group projects bundle which include bats, seasons, frogs, and night & day found http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Nonfiction-Text-Group-Project-100-COMMON-CORE-908911
There are 5 sheets for each topic.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to agrade 2 topic or subject area.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.5 Know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.6 Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.7 Explain how specific images (e.g., a diagram showing how a machine works) contribute to and clarify a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.8 Describe how reasons support specific points the author makes in a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.9 Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.2 Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.6 With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.7 Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., read a number of books on a single topic to produce a report; record science observations).
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.8 Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
I hope you enjoy doing this with your class as much as I did! PLEASE email me with ANY questions you may have at email@example.com !
The frames are by the very talented Lauren Thompson with “The First Grade Diaries”
The cute fonts by Kimberly Geswein Fonts
Adorable chevron background and frames by Bubbly Borders and More
If you have any questions, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org! Thanks!