First Graders try their hand at researching animals using informational texts. Here they are looking for interesting facts about an animal using the Table of Contents, Photos, Diagrams, and Keywords which are all features of non-fiction texts.
This is a sample of a student's research about birds including an illustration of a bird that she was interested in and three facts about that bird. She referenced her facts by recording page numbers next to her items. The opposite side of this sheet features specific information about the book including the title so she can go back and review her facts later.