Our next reading and writing units of study will be centered around an animal research project. This is an exciting unit because YOU get to choose which animals you will become experts in! This combined unit will be completed in 3 bends.
Bend 1: This bend will focus on choosing your first animal. You will also come up with a list of questions you would like to answer about the animal. Think about questions that begin with how, where, what etc. These questions will be your subtopics for animal 1. Also in this bend you will research the answers to your questions by jotting as you read. You will also begin to draft paragraphs that use your jots as evidence.
Bend 2: This bend will focus on choosing your second animal. You will use the same list of questions/subtopics from animal 1. As in bend 1, here you will also research the answers to your questions by jotting as you read. You will also begin to draft paragraphs that use your jots as evidence.
Bend 3: This bend will focus on comparing and contrasting the similarities and differences between the information you learned across the subtopics of animal 1 and 2.