Students will choose a planet to research.
They will then research their planet and write an informational paragraph.
Then they will use the information they learned about the planet to create a narrative story. They can use the facts they learn to describe the characters in their story.
Students will also create a poem about their planet.
This is a great time to talk about fiction vs non-fiction. You can also talk about text structure as they complete the informational article, the poem, and the narrative.
You could also have the students create their own book using their article, their narrative, and their poem. You could put construction paper on the front and back and staple it or you could bind each book.
Student Planning Sheet – page 4
Grading Rubric for Planet Research Project- page 5
Main Idea Organizer (blank)- page 6
Main Idea Organizer (with questions filled in)- page 7
Story Organizer – page 8
Sequence Organizer for Planet Story- page 9-10
Poem Organizers- pages 11-12
Choices for Writing Paper pages 13-23