This unit is based off of the work of Lucy Calkins. This unit uses the mentor text Pandas by National Geographic for kids. You will also write a class demonstration piece. The children will be writing about topics they are experts on. They will do a small amount of research but does not have to be computer based research. It allows for students to bring in artifacts that relate to their topic. The celebration is an expert fair in which the students will showcase their writing and their knowledge of the topic.