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Firsties show mastery of...
-Individual Research (they love learning about their own animal they pick!)
-Digging Deeper with Complex Non-Fiction Text
-Use of Graphic Organizers (they love the tree craft!)
-Applying the information gathered and writing an informtional piece
Research provided (enough for each individual student to have their own animal)
-Complex non-fiction text
Graphic Organizers-Cute Rainforest Tree craft
This Unit hits Common Core’s Anchor Standards for Reading
#1 Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it ; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from text.
#5 Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g.. A section, chapter, scene or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.
#10 Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently
Writing: Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure