This project requires a student to create an all about book about a plant. The pack includes a parent letter if you choose to make this a homework assignment. It also includes a rubric for grading that is based on the first grade common core standards. Both the parent letter and rubric are punlisher documents that can be edited to meet your needs.
The all about book incorporates many of the features of non-fiction texts. The book begins with a fact gathering sheet to use while researching the plant. Once the student is ready to complete the book he/she will complete a table of contents, write captions, make a diagram, label pictures, and incorporate photographs and a life cycle. The last page of the book is for sources so the student can list where the information was obtained.
I am utilizing this project in my classroom to teach about non-fiction texts in reading as well incorporate our writing lessons about creating all about books. As a class we will be creating our own all about book and then students will create one afterwards as a homework project.
Check out my animal research project.