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RWT Fact Fragment Frenzy

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RWT Fact Fragment Frenzy

Grades 1 – 6

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Fact Fragment Frenzy, as a stand-alone or as part of an extended research skills unit, aids students in learning the importance of finding the words in sentences and paragraphs that contain the facts they need for compiling their research. They practice by pulling important words from a text over to a virtual notebook. The students then move to putting those notes into their own words, avoiding plagiarism. Having elementary and intermediate students participate in the fact-finding process early in their school experience promises to enrich further study and enjoyment of nonfiction texts.

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Lessons That Use This Mobile App

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Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit

I Wonder: Writing Scientific Explanations With Students

Students choose a question to explore, research it using a variety of resources, organize their information on a TCF chart, and then collaboratively write a class scientific explanation.


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Grades   2 – 4  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit

All About Our Town: Using Brochures to Teach Informational Writing

Students explore their towns' landmarks, symbols, and people; look at brochures and other informational tools; practice writing for a specific audience and revising; and work collaboratively to create a brochure.


Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Inquiry & Analysis

Hints about Print

Hints about Print demonstrates the process of evaluating a nonfiction print resource to determine its appropriateness for a research project.