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I Wonder: Writing Scientific Explanations With Students

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Grades K – 2
Lesson Plan Type Unit
Estimated Time Eight 40-minute sessions
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Emily Manning

Emily Manning

Denton, Texas


International Literacy Association


Student Interactives

Mobile Apps

Calendar Activities

Strategy Guides

Professional Library



Grades   1 – 6  |  Student Interactive  |  Inquiry & Analysis

Fact Fragment Frenzy

Fact Fragment Frenzy provides elementary students with an online model for finding facts in nonfiction text, then invites students to find facts in five sample passages.


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Grades   1 – 6  |  Mobile App  |  Inquiry & Analysis

RWT Fact Fragment Frenzy

Fact Fragment Frenzy provides elementary and intermediate students with an interactive model for finding facts in nonfiction text; then invites students to find facts in five sample passages.


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Grades   K – 5  |  Calendar Activity  |  February 2

Groundhog Day is February 2.

A celebration is held for Groundhog day where students engage in a shadow-watching activity, make predictions, and listen to news reports to compare what happens with Punxsutawney Phil.


Grades   3 – 7  |  Calendar Activity  |  February 29

Today is Leap Day!

Our solar year is 365.24219 days. Since our calendar does not deal in partial days, every four years, we add an additional day to February.


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Grades   K – 3  |  Strategy Guide

Guided Writing

This strategy guide explains how to use small-group, guided writing instruction to teach students effective strategies and improve their ability to produce text independently.


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Grades   3 – 5  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Reading and Writing Nonfiction Genres

This practical, hands-on text shows how to teach nonfiction to elementary students.


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