We offer you a free set of writing prompts for explanatory essays. Each prompt includes a hint that will guide students on the key features of effective informative/explanatory writing. A planning page is also included to help students produce effective, focused, and well-organized essays.
The explanatory writing tasks are designed to be like those found on assessments. They require writing essays based on personal experience rather than research and so can be completed without the use of any resources.
This free set is just a small sample of the activities included in our full-length workbooks covering all the Common Core writing skills. These workbooks cover writing in response to literary and informational passages, completing research tasks, and writing personal narratives, short stories, opinion pieces, and explanatory essays.
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Common Core Workbook, Writing Skills Practice, Grade 3
Common Core Workbook, Writing Skills Practice, Grade 4
Common Core Workbook, Writing Skills Practice, Grade 5
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