My mentor teacher uses this book to teach non-fiction writing. His 6th grade crafted letters of inquiry and letters on complaint to real life companies and organizations & then sent them out. They are waiting to see if the companies reply. The kids loved it and are anxiously awaiting! Brilliant
Just the Facts: Writing Your Own Research Report AWESOME book for teaching research writing. It is certainly more appropriate for upper elementary and middle school - but all together a wonderful resource with great pictures to use when first teaching research writing!
Would be a good activity to do in the first week of school to go over what a teachers job is and what the students job is. With younger kids it might be good to come up with a big list and then scale it down so the final list is not so overwhelming.
$ Nonfiction Reading Strategy Sheets for Guided and Independent Practice Aligned with Common Core Reading Standards for grades 3-6 These cute monster-themed informational reading strategy sheets are designed to teach all Common Core informational reading standards for 3rd through 6th grades. These sheets are to be used to introduce each of 21 different reading skills by using a mentor text. There are also sheets that can be used for guided practice.