Then they got to pick an animal to research. I narrowed the animal choices down to dolphins, great white sharks, american alligators, and cheetahs. (I just happen to have a lot of books about these animals and I made some mini books for each student to have). They get to underline and highlight important facts in these mini books, while taking notes in their note-taking packets. They look so cute and grown up highlighting and note-taking!!! I love it!
If you are interested in my Non-Fiction Writing Unit, check it out on TPT! It has very detailed daily mini lessons, anchor chart suggestions, minibooks, a notetaking packet, posters, templates, diagrams…. the list goes on!
Here is a text-feature poster freebie… I plan to send one home with each student so they can refer to it when reading nonfiction books.