I can write an informative/explanatory text in which I:
--introduce a topic,
--use facts and definitions to develop points,
--and provide a concluding statement or section.
No extra resources needed! Everything you need is included in this unit!“Writing Practice to Mastery!” can be used with individual students or with a small group of students to produce an informative/explanatory paper that meets all of the requirements of Common Core 2.W.2. It also allows for research to support information and includes an Informative/ Explanatory Writing Scoring Guide that includes student self- scoring, peer scoring and teacher scoring. Students reflect on their scores and then make a plan for improvement on the next Informative/Explanatory Writing assignment. All of these features, used with the following plan, allow you to cover
2.W.2, 2.W.5, 2.W.6, 2.W.7 and 2.W.8!
Step 1: Topic Brainstorming
Step 2: Hooking Your Reader!
Step 3: Important Points or Steps in a Process
Step 4: Just the Facts, Man! (Facts & Definitions)
Step 5: Powerful Paragraph(s)
Step 6: Hmmm...Leave ‘em With Something to Think About (Concluding Remarks)
Share Your Information With the World!
(Template for putting it all together.) Revision and editing happen from this copy. Digital publishing (or using the template again to publish in the students’ best handwriting) is the final step.
Informative/Explanatory Writing Scoring Guide & plan for improvement