Each grade-level kit includes:

Inside Information, a
professional book that provides teachers
with a blueprint for developing their own
project-based units. View sample pages.

A professional learning study guide for
Inside Information, a downloadable resource
for teachers to use in their PLC or on their own.
View sample pages.

A teacher’s guide containing
classroom-tested model units with
step-by-step lessons.
View Grade 1 Sample Pages.
View Grade 5 Sample Pages.

Each unit explores a different informational text type — informative/explanatory, persuasive: opinion, procedural/how-to, and biography or nonfiction narrative.

KINDERGARTEN
GRADE 1
GRADE 2
GRADE 3
GRADE 4
GRADE 5
KINDERGARTEN
Unit Project Text Type of Project Audience
1 Why We Write
Posters
informative/explanatory kindergarten and prekindergarten students
2 Our Classroom Jobs
Manual
procedural/how-to classmates who are new to the job or school
3 "Kids Saving the Rainforest"
Picture Book
(Author Study: J. Winter)
nonfiction narrative members of an organization that serves children
4 Let’s Reduce and Reuse
Messages
persuasive: opinion restaurant and grocery store customers
GRADE 1
Unit Project Text Type of Project Audience
1 Who's Who in Our School
Posters
biography visitors to the school
2 Fitness Forever
Pamphlets
persuasive: opinion senior citizens in assisted living communities
3 Delicious Drink Recipes
Booklet
procedural/how-to family members
4 Animals in the Wild
Magazine

(Author Study: S. Goudarzi)
informative/explanatory patients of local doctors
and dentists
GRADE 2
Unit Project Text Type of Project Audience
1 Inventors Up Close
Books
biography customers of a store at which inventors’ creations are sold
2 "Dear News Readers..."
Letters
persuasive: opinion readers of a local print or online newspaper
3 Marine Animals at Risk
Booklets
(Author Study: J. Arnosky)
informative/explanatory contributors to a preservation foundation
4 Super Cool Science
Show and Handouts
procedural/how-to younger schoolmates
GRADE 3
Unit Project Text Type of Project Audience
1 Protect Our "Pests"
Posters and Leaflets
persuasive: opinion schoolmates
2 Notable Native Americans
Books
biography visitors to a Native American museum or society
3 "Put Your Household Products to The Test"
Flyers
procedural/how-to family members and grocery store customers
4 Bio Blog Posts
(Author Study: A. E. Johnson)
informative/explanatory people in the community
GRADE 4
Unit Project Text Type of Project Audience
1 Crafty Newspaper Creations
Booklets
procedural/how-to hardware or home-improvement store customers
2 Champions of Change
Books
(Author Study: K. Krull)
biography volunteers at a local service organization
3 "What's Great About Our State"
Pamphlets
informative/explanatory kids who are new to the state
4 Riveting Stories, Real Events
Book Reviews
persuasive: opinion school library goers
GRADE 5
Unit Project Text Type of Project Audience
1 Survive-That-Environment
Travel Cards
informative/explanatory travelers/customers of a travel-related business
2 How to Make Money
Book
procedural/how-to members of a local youth group
3 Save an Ecosystem
Proposals
persuasive: opinion community members
4 "One Small Step..."
Books
(Author Study: P. Muñoz Ryan)
nonfiction narrative public library patrons

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