Nonfiction Theme Unit

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    I am looking at doing a nonfiction theme unit with my students. Any topic ideas?
     
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    How about sustainable energy, which will be coming up a lot more with global warming and carbon emission reduction.
     
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    Is this a nonfiction unit in writing or reading??? It can go both ways. :)
     
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    I am thinking mainly reading but incorporating writing.
     
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    look for books on theme first?

    Before you jump into any theme you might want to find out if there are enough titles out there at whatever reading levels you have in your class. I would go to Book Wizard and put a theme idea into the quick search and see what books pop up at what levels. If there are enough titles go for it, if not try another theme.

    http://bookwizard.scholastic.com
     

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