This unit is an engaging research project using the Scholastic Smart Words Reader Habitat Series. Habitat books from the library can also be used to complete this project. Habitats that students read and research are tundra, forest, desert, rainforest and grassland.
The learning focuses on reading, writing, speaking and listening Common Core Standards. Teacher and student directions are included to make this unit simple to teach. Teaching videos are part of this project (Learn Zillion). Internet access with a projection unit for whole group instruction is necessary. Students focus on one habitat and choose two key ideas to explain. This helps them to close read parts of the book to increase their success of writing an informational report.
Included in this Informational Research/Writing Project:
Teacher Directions with all Resources
Graphic Organizers for Student Success
Poster Directions with Resources for a Map and Bubble Letters
A Student Friendly Common Core Writing Evaluation Guide that the Teacher can also use for Scoring