This incredible 84 page unit has it all. It includes book suggestions, space circle map, original nonfiction articles on each planet, the sun, the Space Shuttle and All About Astronauts. The nonfiction articles include stunning photographs and nonfiction text features. They can be used in guided reading groups or whole class. They are a great way to practice close reading and answering text dependent questions citing evidence. It also has a double bubble map comparing life in Space and life on Earth. Children will have to use close reading strategies to complete their Planet Facts book.
Included is an astronaut circle map, a space suit brace map, art projects: how to make a rocket and how to make an Alka Seltzer rocket, an edible solar system and baking soda and vinegar rocket. This unit has writing pages for children to record their learning, A Children in Space book, Our Class Trip to the Moon class book. It includes 8 songs in a song book, math flash cards and a Space Spinner, Tally page and Graphing page.This unit has it all and is highly engaging for all children, especially your boys, and is aligned with CCSS!!