This is a differentiated unit using the Magic Treehouse non-fiction book Pandas and Other Endangered Species. This is an integrated reading and writing unit.
Students read Pandas and Other Endangered Species and take notes in order to learn and remember key facts from each chapter.
Then students create their own humorous diary modeled after the story The Diary of a Worm using the key facts and details from the non-fiction magic treehouse book.
All activities are tied to the Common Core Standards. This unit is great with 3rd and 4th grade classrooms.
This unit includes:
1.Teacher Lesson Plan
2. Printables for chapter notes and scaffolding sentence starters for creating the student diary.
3. Final draft printable booklet
4. Common Core Writing Scoring Guide for Conventions