Informational Writing (Animal Research Planner for 2nd grade)
This unit helps students organize the facts on their animal, practice writing excellent topic sentences, concluding sentences, and coming up with three supporting details. This unit guides students through the planning phase as well as the rough draft. The draft can then be used to revise, edit, and then publish into a final. *This product does not include resources for the revising, editing, and publishing phases of the writing process. You may use your own classroom procedures and resources for those final steps.
This unit includes:
-Cover Page for Planning packet
-Cover Page for Final Packet
-Table of Contents (may be used for planning and/or rough draft, and copied onto regular paper for the final)
-Planning pages for sketching their picture and practice writing topic sentences, details (up to 4), and concluding sentences
-Pages for rough drafts (with scalloped border to easily distinguish planning pages from rough draft pages) including:
* Introduction Paragraph
* Food (Diet)
* Fun Facts
- Glossary Page
- Bibliography Page (to introduce students to the idea of citing their work)
****This unit can be adapted to fit your needs. Of course, it was created for the 2nd grade general education classroom to help differentiate the needs of all learners. It may also be used in special education with higher grade levels. You may choose to have students complete all planning pages in the research process, and then allow them to choose three categories to add to their final draft. Although I require students to come up with at least 3 details (more if they wish), you may only require them to have 2 details for each section. Please use it however works for you (and your grade level), and send any questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
****Also, this purchase buys one license for one classroom use only. If you wish to share with your grade level, please purchase additional licenses!