This product includes everything you need to engage your students about various topics in North Carolina. Students will learn about different animals, tourist attractions, landmarks and legends across North Carolina.
6 animals texts
3 legends texts
7 tourist attraction texts
6 landmark texts
4 response to text templates
Question stems for students to construct Google slides presentation
You can use these texts in a variety of different ways. I used them in both small group, whole class and for independent work. These texts can also be used to teach almost any of the non-fiction standards.
I also incorporate all fourth grade ccss informational text standards with these texts in small group.
My favorite part about this product was the end goal. My students exceeded my expectations by far. The principal of our school even showed off their work to others. Students were placed into teams of three and assigned a region of North Carolina. Their job weekly was to work in teams to create one big Google Slide, compiling all of their learnings from their given region.
Each week, I gave my students a different topic. For example, on week one students learned about animals. Students would then read all texts on animals and complete various tasks with the animal(s) of their choice. During computer class, students created a Google Slide presentation in teams to present their learning for both animals found in their region. My students worked so hard every day to show off information they discovered. Teams then shared their Google slides with other classes around the school in presentations.
This unit includes student work samples.
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