3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Social Studies
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U.S.A. Research Unit for Informational Text AND U.S. Presidents Research Unit BUNDLE! These units are perfect for students who are learning how to use informational text and studying The United States and the past and current presidents. 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 partner. For the U.S.A. unit, they will research the United States in general and then an assigned state. For the Presidents unit, they will research the history and duties of presidents and then an assigned president. Each unit has a research journal that will guide students with a key question for each day.
Once students have completed their research, they will use it to complete two culminating activities for each unit. See long description for more information!
U.S.A. Unit Culminating Activities Students will write a report/presentation and create a salt dough map of their state. Finally, other classes and parents will be invited to the "State Fair" where your students can show off their cool salt dough maps!
Presidents Unit Culminating Activities Students will write a report/presentation (their "presidential speech") and create a mask of their president. Finally, other classes and parents will be invited to the "President Fair" where your students will share what they've learned about their president and show off their masks!
3rd-5th grade teachers who are teaching their students about informational text or the United States Presidents.
Homeschool families whose children love presidents.
Parents who want their students ENGAGED in informational text.
Anyone who LOVES the U.S.A.!
This unit will get your students highly engaged in reading informational text.
Students will WANT to read to learn more about their president.
It is a perfect way to integrate ELA and Social studies.
Perfect for AMERICA 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!
U.S.A. Unit Contents: -Unit Outline/Timeline -Unit Preparation -Table of Contents & Index Mini Lesson -Other Text Features Mini Lesson -My United States of America Research Journal Instructions -Salt Dough Maps & State Report Instructions -Salt Dough Map Example -Presentations & State Fair Instructions -Report Paper -Grading Rubric -State Cards -Unit Parent Letter -State Fair Invitation -Using the Table of Contents & Index Worksheet -Text Features Worksheet -My United States of America Research Journal Cover + 17 writing prompts. 10 pages (18 student pages once cut in half) PLUS a blank page to type in your own questions.
President Unit Contents: -Unit Outline/Timeline -Unit Preparation -Table of Contents & Index Mini Lesson -Other Text Features Mini Lesson -My U.S. Presidents Journal Instructions -President Mask & Presidential Speech Report Instructions -President Mask Example -Presentations & President Fair Instructions -Grading Rubric -President Cards -Unit Parent Letter -President Fair Invitation -Using the Table of Contents & Index Worksheet -Text Features Worksheet -My U.S. Presidents Research Journal Cover + 19 writing prompts. 10 pages (20 student pages once cut in half) PLUS a blank page to type in your own questions.
**BONUS! Full documents in Ink Friendly Black & White for your convenience**
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!