Informative (expository) reading and writing using mentor texts: This common core informative writing teaches kids to begin to cite textual evidence by using 4 "mentor" text articles. There are 4 prompts and week long activities to go with each prompt. I use this with my first graders, but would also work for second grade and possibly third graders who need some scaffolding.
The unit includes:
Informative text posters featuring parts of an informative piece
Four informative articles on location:
Each sequence includes:
2 building background vocabulary pages (one color/one black and white)
Mentor text article
Sight word focus page
Color coding page for text structure
Note taking pages
Homework cover sheet options (if you choose to send for homework)
You may also like my Interactive Writing Notebook:
Interactive Writer's Notebook
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