Animal Research Informative Writing Unit

Animal Research Informative Writing Unit
Animal Research Informative Writing Unit
Animal Research Informative Writing Unit
Animal Research Informative Writing Unit
Animal Research Informative Writing Unit
Animal Research Informative Writing Unit
Animal Research Informative Writing Unit
Animal Research Informative Writing Unit
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Common Core Standards
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Animal Research Informative Writing Unit

“Animal Research Informative Writing Unit” is a 6-week writing unit composed of six prompts to help students learn how to research and write an informative essay focusing on animals. Week #1 presents the genre to students and includes a model essay. Weeks #2-5 offer more practice with different topics and include a writer’s craft mini-lesson. The unit concludes with the final week as an assessment. This resource provides teachers with the following:

● Unit Outline – provides an overview of the entire 6 weeks
● Weekly Plan Outline – how to schedule each day’s lesson
● Resources and Suggestions – extra prompt ideas, a list of websites for research, and teaching suggestions
● 5-Point Scoring Guide for Informative Writing
● Scoring Guide Charts at Each Score Point – charts written in language students can understand
● Class Data Chart
● Individual Data Chart – offers student accountability for their learning
● Model Essay
● 4 Strategy-Based Writer’s Craft Mini-Lessons with Answer Keys and a Wall Chart
● Prompt Introduction Page – includes a Writer’s Check List and Reflection Piece
● Research Chart – includes sub-topics for researching
● Graphic Organizer
● Rough Draft Paper
● Final Copy Paper

Each week of the unit provides students with a prompt. Students must research the animal in the prompt while focusing on details related to their chosen sub-topics. The following animals are included in this unit:
● Amphibian – Tiger Salamander
● Fish – Great White Shark
● Bird – Parrot
● Reptile – Crocodile
● Invertebrate – Octopus
● Mammal – Gorilla

BLANK PRINTABLES INCLUDED: Like the format, but want to use your own writing topics? Additional generic printables that can be used with any animal prompt are also included with this unit.

One complete week plus the unit outline and weekly plan outline is available for free in the preview! You will receive a PDF containing everything. Please make sure you have the most recent version of Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print the document.

Also available in the Writing Workshop Series:

Memoir Writing (Personal Narrative) Unit
Procedural/How-To Informative Writing Unit
Compare and Contrast Informative Writing Unit
Opinion Writing Unit
Story Writing (Fictional Narrative) Unit

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