Informational Text

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Informational Text Projects That Build Thinking and Creativity

Ideas for helping you move student work from ordinary knowledge to extraordinary thinking



Students as ebook authors.

Students as eBook authors

Creating eBooks makes it easy to share and distribute student writing, motivating them and giving meaning to their work.

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Help reluctant readers enjoy reading

Simple strategies for parents to engage reluctant readers and writers.

Authentic research.

Ask an expert: Authentic research for students

Use experts to demonstrate the connections between what students learn and the world that is outside of the classroom.

Lesson Plans

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The ABC’s of …

In this lesson, students create an alphabet book to share knowledge and information they have learned, organizing their writing using the ABC’s.

Lead Type

Publish a Digital Magazine

Students take the lead and design and create their own digital magazine.



Students will create an infographic poster to share knowledge and data about an issue they are studying.

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Animal Diaries

In this lesson, students write and design a diary for an animal to teach others about its unique physical characteristics and adaptations.

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Animal Interviews

Students research the characteristics, adaptations, and habitat of an animal and share their findings in a question and answer session with the animal.

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Cycle Stories

In this lesson, students tell the story of a scientific cycle by recreating the adventure of its "main character".

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Design a Polar Park

Students design enclosures for animals that live in the Arctic or Antarctic regions, to reflect what they have learned about animal habitats and characteristics.

Donít Let the Earth Down

Don’t Let the Earth Down

Students will write persuasively on a conservation issue and create a public service announcement to promote their cause.

Hereís to Your Health

Here's to Your Health

Students will research a health issue, write an essay, and transform their argument into a public service announcement.

Artifact Interviews

Artifact Interviews

Students will research a historical person or event and retell the story as an animated interview with an artifact from that time or place.

Video Biographies

Video Biographies

Students complete research on a historical figure and create a video biography of that person.

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Historical Travel Brochure

In this lesson, students share their knowledge about a time and place in history by creating a promotional travel brochure that provides information and an itinerary for a visit.

Historical Journal

Historical Journal

Students will create a historical journal from a fictional character's point of view.

A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life

Students will create a daily newspaper edition to learn about the politics and culture of ancient Rome.

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Tourism Trade Show

In this lesson, students develop materials to promote a specific region they are studying and make their pitch for a visit to this location at a tourism trade show.

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