This reading and writing project has students researching and creating their very own All About book! This unit has daily lesson plans, teaching tips, and all the templates you need for your first and second grade students to complete this on their own!

Informative writing {A research-based, all about book}

Documenting Projects- These all about books are such a fun reading and writing research project for your young learners! This post walks through some of the steps to having your first grade students successfully complete their very own All About Book!

Integrate reading and writing with these two fun Cats vs. Dogs books! Students love to share their opinions about which pet is best! Tons of ideas on the blog!

Cats vs. Dogs - A Reading and Writing Project (Thank God It's First Grade (TGIF!))

Looking for some fun, new reading and writing activities to use with your first and second grade students? They love reading these two books about cats and dogs and write their opinions using factual information to decide which is better!

Lucy Calkins and Colleagues at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project present Comparing and Contrasting Fairy Tales (K-2)  1st grade strategy lesson

Comparing and Contrasting Fairy Tales by TC Reading and Writing Project. Lucy Calkins and Colleagues at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project present Comparing and Contrasting Fairy Tales

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Informative writing unit to help your student through the writing process and align with the common core standards! Looking for more writing resources?

If you're looking for an engaging research activity to help your students focus on important skills while also learning a lot & having fun, you have to try a travel brochure! Your upper elementary students will enjoy this activity. It even brings technology into play! Have them research various topics to create more than one brochure. This can be adapted for ANY subject! It's great for your 3rd, 4th, 5th, or 6th grade classroom & homeschool students. Plus there's a FREE digital download!

These state traveling brochures allow students to research different facts about a certain state. Through writing and reading classmates, this is a good way to integrate literacy into Social Studies.

26 creative book report ideas - so many really unique and FUN book report projects for kids of all ages Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade. (homeschool writing)

26 creative book report ideas - so many really unique and FUN book report projects for kids of all ages - great for kids with language disorders who do better with projects than reports

Five of my favorite online websites and databases for students to complete a research project! Click on over to read a description of each one and how I use it in my classroom!

Creating An All About Book: A Beginning Research Project

Reading for comprehension. Speak to your kids after they read with you.

INSTRUCTION/ASSESSMENT- Reading for comprehension questions. This list includes prompts you can ask kids after they read with you.

26 creative book report ideas - so many really unique and FUN book report projects for kids of all ages Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade. (homeschool writing)

26 creative book report ideas - so many really unique and FUN book report projects for kids of all ages Kindergarten, grade, grade, grade,…

The Best Part of Me Project.  Read the book "The Best Part of Me."  Have students pick their favorite body part and write a descriptive paragraph or poem.  No guidelines, no rubric.  Take a black and white photo and zoom in on their part.  Place writing piece and photo on black and white scrapbook paper.  Perfect for a bulletin board!

The Best Part of Me Project. Read the book "The Best Part of Me." Have students pick their favorite body part and write a descriptive paragraph or poem. No guidelines, no rubric. Take a black and white photo.

Download 80+ printable animal articles, with reading comprehension questions

INSTRUCTION: Non-fiction animal articles for children. Children should read both fiction and non-fiction when building reading comprehension.

Lucy Calkins and Colleagues at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project present Foundational Reading Skills: Fluency (K-2)

Lucy Calkins and Colleagues at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project present Foundational Reading Skills: Fluency

Great way to incorporate NGSS into your 5th grade science curriculum! This is your one stop shop for complete lesson sets to teach the topic and standards!! Everything you need to teach the properties of matter, identifying matter, or describing matter is included in this set. All you need to add are the lab materials, which I keep as simple as possible. The activities in this lesson set are created to incorporate reading and writing, project based learning, and critical thinking.

Properties of Matter: Complete Lesson Set Bundle (TEKS & NGSS) 5th Grade

Great way to incorporate NGSS into your 5th grade science curriculum! This is your one stop shop for complete lesson sets to teach the topic and standards!! Everything you need to teach the properties of matter, identifying matter, or describing matter is included in this set. All you need to add are the lab materials, which I keep as simple as possible. The activities in this lesson set are created to incorporate reading and writing, project based learning, and critical thinking.

Lucy Calkins and Colleagues at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project present Bringing Close Reading and Text-Based Questions into an Interactive Read Aloud of Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! (K-2)

Lucy Calkins and Colleagues at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project present Bringing Close Reading and Text-Based Questions into an Interactive Read Aloud of Bugs!

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