This Writing to Inform (All About Books) is a unit of study written by Trina Dralus is complete with activities for each phase of writing. There are activities and think sheets for the prewriting/launch phase. The drafting phase contains lesson plans and ideas for lessons as well as a complete template for the All About Book. There are also option pages. Revision/Editing self/partner checklists are available, a rubric for assessment, and publishing ideas are also part of this package. Technology integration ideas are sprinkled throughout and cooperative learning is a large part of this unit. This unit was written based on the Common Core. Common Core posters are available to hang in your classroom.
Thank you so much for this Writing to Inform packet. I had no idea how I was going to introduce and get my students excited to write an information paper. It's such a plus to have the standards right there with the activities as well!
Hi Golden Rule Days!
There is a list of ideas for Mentor Texts included. It isn't a long list, but it does give you some options. I would be happy to send you a more extensive list if you would like. I have used other texts since I wrote this unit. I would be happy to email them to you. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would prefer to write me first and not advertise your email here. :)