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Welcome to this unit about the moon!

A close-up of an almost full moon.
Have you ever looked up at the night sky and wondered about the moon? How does it work? What is it like to visit? What is it made out of? People have been watching, learning, and writing about the moon for thousands of years. This unit will answer some of these questions about the moon, and maybe get you to start asking your own questions too.
In this unit, you will:
  • Learn about the moon and how it works
  • Read about characters that also wonder about the moon
  • Find out how the moon affects the earth
  • Watching videos to help you understand what good readers and writers do
  • Reading and answering questions about literary and informational texts
  • Learning new academic words
In order to answer the essential question: How do we tell fact from fiction?

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