This 25 page file contains activities to guide students through writing the Common Core W.1.7 Explanatory text. This file gives students a step-by-step framework on “how to” writing. It includes 13 practice pages, 6 open-ended pages and a transition page to move them into writing the “how to” paragraph. Also includes a list of “how to” books. I have used this with my class.
Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of "how-to" books on a given topic and use them to write a sequence of instructions).