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Compare & Contrast Informative Writing Unit

Compare & Contrast Informative Writing Unit
Compare & Contrast Informative Writing Unit
Compare & Contrast Informative Writing Unit
Compare & Contrast Informative Writing Unit
Compare & Contrast Informative Writing Unit
Compare & Contrast Informative Writing Unit
Compare & Contrast Informative Writing Unit
Compare & Contrast Informative Writing Unit
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Compare & Contrast Informative Writing Unit

“Compare & Contrast Informative Writing Unit” is a 6-week writing unit composed of six prompts to help students learn how to write an informative essay focusing on compare and contrast. Week #1 presents the genre to students and includes a model essay. Weeks #2-5 offer more practice with different topics and include a writer’s craft mini-lesson. The unit concludes with the final week as an assessment. This resource provides teachers with the following:

• Unit Outline – provides an overview of the entire 6 weeks
• Weekly Plan Outline – how to schedule each day’s lesson
• Resources and Suggestions – extra prompts, a list of mentor texts in literature, and teaching suggestions
• 5-Point Scoring Guide for Informative Writing
• Scoring Guide Charts at Each Score Point – charts written in language students can understand
• Class Data Chart
• Individual Data Chart – offers student accountability for their learning
• Model Essay
• 4 Strategy-Based Writer’s Craft Mini-Lessons with Answer Keys and a Wall Chart
• Prompt Introduction Page – includes a Writer’s Check List and Reflection Piece
• Criteria Analysis Chart – includes criteria for comparing and contrasting
• Graphic Organizer
• Rough Draft Paper
• Final Copy Paper

Each week of the unit provides students with a prompt. Students must compare and contrast the prompt, and provide examples to support their conclusions. The following topics are included in this unit:
• Apples and Oranges
• Cats and Dogs (PREVIEW)
• First and Last Days of School
• School Days and the Weekend
• Video Games and Outside Games
• Home Life and School Life

BLANK PRINTABLES INCLUDED: Like the format, but want to use your own writing topics? Additional generic printables that can be used with any compare/contrast prompt are also included with this unit.

One complete week plus the unit outline and weekly plan outline is available for free in the preview! You will receive a PDF containing everything. Please make sure you have the most recent version of Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print the document.

Also available in the Writing Workshop Series:

Memoir Writing (Personal Narrative) Unit
Procedural/How-To Informative Writing Unit
Opinion Writing Unit
Animal Research Informative Writing Unit
Story Writing (Fictional Narrative) Unit

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Total Pages
87 pages
Answer Key
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