Lucy Calkin's Informational Writing Session 1 for Grade 2 is very long. I took her session and divided it into a 2-3 day lesson plan. Also included are 2 templates of a lab report to go with the lesson.
Pages in the lab report include:
* Title page
* Story board (draw out the experiment)
* Procedure page
TWO LAB REPORTS: Calkins has students write out procedures the best they can and revisit to revise in session 2 - the lab report with blank procedure pages would work well for this. However, if you need a little more structure, I've also included a lab report with boxes, labels, and lines for step-by-step procedure directions (labeled steps 1-5)
I hope this helps as you begin the informational session.
Looking ahead: Session 2 is all about studying a mentor text and going back and revising your lab report procedures, which may not be necessary with the more detailed lab report template and session 1 plans.
What to do instead: I taught session 2 as Calkin’s laid it out, focusing on the features in the mentor text and revisiting our lab report to make sure we had what we needed (revising if necessary). We made an anchor chart to show what needs to be included in the procedures. The focus in session 2 is to makes sure the procedures are clearly explained for when students write their own lab reports.