Solar System Research Unit & Journal. Informational text features.


  • Grades: 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade

  • Subjects: Reading, Science

  • Product Type: Lesson/Unit Plans, Printable

  • Format: Digital product, Downloadable

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Product Description

Solar System Research Unit for Informational Text! This unit is perfect for students who are learning how to use informational text and studying the solar system. Students will first learn how to use the text features in informational text including the table of contents and index. Then, students will be assigned a planet and a partner to work with. Students will have a Solar System Research Journal that they will use as a guide as they research about the solar system and an assigned planet. Once students have completed their research, they will use it to complete two culminating activities: a report/presentation and a paper mache planet. Finally, other classes and parents will be invited to the "Planet Fair" where your students can show off their cool dinosaur fossils!

Who is it for?

  • 3rd-5th grade teachers who are teaching their students about informational text or the solar system.
  • Homeschool families whose children love dinosaurs.
  • Parents who want their students ENGAGED in informational text.
  • Anyone who LOVES outer space!

Why Buy?

  • This unit will get your students highly engaged in reading informational text.
  • Students will WANT to read to learn more about their dinosaur.
  • It is a perfect way to integrate ELA and Science.
  • Perfect for SCIENCE LOVERS!

How does it work?

  • Simply download and print and gather informational texts for your children to use!
  • Download is for ONE educator or family. Thank you in advance for your honesty!

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-Unit Outline/Timeline
-Unit Preparation
-Table of Contents & Index Mini Lesson
-Other Text Features Mini Lesson
-My Solar System Research Journal Instructions
-Paper Mache Planet & Planet Report Instructions
-Paper Mache Planet Example
-Presentations & Planet Fair Instructions
-Report Paper
-Grading Rubric
-Planet Cards
-Unit Parent Letter
-Planet Fair Invitation
-Using the Table of Contents & Index Worksheet
-Text Features Worksheet
-My Planet Research Journal Cover + 17 writing prompts. 10 pages (18 student pages once cut in half)

***BONUS! Full document also included in Ink Friendly Black & White for your convenience***


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Wife Teacher Mommy
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My name is Kelsey Sorenson and I'm a wife, former teacher and substitute teacher, and mommy from Utah! I am currently primarily a stay at home mommy to my sweet little boy, Parker, and a little girl on the way. I love creating resources for pre-school and elementary aged students that I will be able to use with my own children as they grow! 


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