This unique unit connects fantasy with informational texts all about ponds! This unit connects the fantasy picture book,
Beyond the Pond by Joseph Kuefler, to informational texts about ponds. Any informational text (books, articles, magazines, Internet) about ponds can be used.
This NO PREP unit includes 1-2 weeks of PONDS themed reading and writing! This unit includes book suggestions, lesson plans, and interactive activities for reading, writing, speaking, and listening. This paired text approach easily connects all of the elements of literature to informational texts. Students will study author’s purpose, elements of literature, and text features of informational texts through both a literature study and a research project.
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