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United States of America Research Unit & Journal. Informational text features.

Wife Teacher Mommy


  • Grades: 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade
  • Subjects: Social Studies
  • Product Type: Printable
  • Format: Digital product, Downloadable

Product Description

United States of America Research Unit for Informational Text! This unit is perfect for students who are learning how to use informational text and studying the U.S.A. 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 state to research and a partner to work with. Students will have a United States of America Research Journal that they will use as a guide as they research the United States and their assigned state. Once students have completed their research, they will use it to complete two culminating activities: a report/presentation and a salt dough state map. For the salt dough fossils, students will shape the salt dough into 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!

Who is it for?

  • 3rd-5th grade teachers who are teaching their students about informational text or the United States of America.
  • Homeschool families whose children love presidents.
  • Parents who want their students ENGAGED in informational text.
  • Anyone who LOVES the U.S.A.

Why Buy?

  • This unit will get your students highly engaged in reading informational text.
  • Students will WANT to read to learn more about their state.
  • 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!

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-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 Maps 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 + 19 writing prompts. 10 pages (20 student pages once cut in half)

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


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About the Seller

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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