This differentiated, CCSS-based writing unit is tons of fun for students! They will love researching a penguin species and then going through the writing process to publish an informative writing piece. There are 2 different levels, so you can differentiate the assignment for the different students in your class.
CCSS Standards Met
Information for the teacher
Research Notes Outlines (2 levels)
Pre-Writing Pages (2 levels)
Final Draft Cover Page
Final Draft Writing Paper (2 options)