I want to share with you about a book I first read about from Amanda and Stacia's post!
***UPDATED!*** It also just dawned on me that this book would be GREAT for opinion writing! I don't know how I didn't think of that when I first grabbed this book. :-P The students could use this book as a model to describe anything you wouldn't want to do, not just exploring... it is a great example of how to support your opinion with reasons!
You can grab the activity page I'll be using with my students this week by clicking here or the image below.
My students are going to use context clues, the glossary, and maybe the dictionary to understand the vocabulary from the book. We will just do a couple words each day. They will also draw pictures in the third box to represent the word so they have a visual to refer to later.