The new Common Core Standards require students to produce explanatory/informational writing in all content classes. This resource will provide information and tools for students as they write.
A PowerPoint presentation on informational writing gives an overview to students and the expectations of their writing.
A brainstorming worksheet allows students to prewrite their ideas.
A drafting worksheet allows students to write and organize their thoughts and supporting details.
The outline activity is another way students can organize their thoughts.
A revising/editing Activity can be used in your classroom to improve student writ ing.
A peer editing activity is a great cooperative learning tool to use in your classroom.
A rubric is included. This will save you time as you evaluate student writing.
A final copy page that allows students to write their final copy and add text features.
As a bonus, a list of transition words that students can use as they write.
This is a practical resource for the classroom. it can be especially helpful for content teachers that have little experience with writing standards.