On April 28th, the New River Valley Reading Council provided professional development for “Got It?” and strategies for teaching informational texts. Lisa Akers provided many hands-on vocabulary building ideas and Rachel Simmers talked about the “Read it, Write it, Talk it, Do it” model using SOL 2.5d, Aliki’s Digging Up Dinosaurs, and chocolate chip cookies. We imagined ourselves as paleontologist and excavated chocolate chips from the cookies using toothpicks! We discussed the synergy between literacy and science. Many participants walked away with engaging informational books and ideas they could implement in their classrooms.