In this unit, kindergarteners use a combination of drawing, dictating and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts where they name what they are writing about and provide some information about the topic. During the unit, students use technology to research
a topic related to the science standards. Students then participate in student-led writing conferences and teacher-monitored peer review– enabling them to take ownership of their writing. At the end of the unit, students present what they have learned to their classmates through PowerPoint, iPad video, an oral presentation, or play.