Digital Informational Writing Unit | Digital Inference Activities

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Informational writing can be a difficult concept to teach young writers. We have simplified the process by making this unit digital and creating this all in one product with reading Informational Articles using Close Reading steps, making inferences and putting those together into an Informational Writing piece where your students will sure to be proud of their work.

All the work has been done for you and the steps are laid out, even with student instructions so that they can be independent.

The unit is fully DIGITAL

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Students will be able to learn the process of using a resource to write an informational writing piece. One of the concepts they will use is close reading. The unit includes guidelines, lessons and 6 close reading passages.


It is a rewarding concept to teach and can be taught in all grades. Making Inferences is a skill that must be taught and is used a lot all through schooling.

We have taken the process and simplified it to give students success for when they do research for other projects they have the skills.

This unit is designed to be used over and over.


  • Step by Step lesson plans
  • Digital Activities
  • Detailed Lessons on how to use Close Reading
  • Detailed Lessons on how to use Inferences with Writing
  • 3 Different Leveled Inference Forms for differentiation
  • 6 Different Close Reading Passages on Habitats and Animals (Differentiated to 3 levels between 1st & 2nd Grade)
  • Differentiated Graphic Organizers
  • Differentiated Writing Papers

In these lessons students take the information they already know on a topic, read the included informational article, add new information that they learned and combine the two like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and they get a new sentences. Their sentences can be combined to make a new informative paragraph all written by them! These lessons really help the get started on informative writing.

This is not a one time activity, but one that will be used all year.

Example Student Inference:

Fact I Knew: Geese have wings.

New Fact I read: Geese have a wing span of 5 feet.

Inference Sentence: Geese have wings and their wing span can get up to 5 feet.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Provide a concluding statement or section.
Develop the topic with facts, definitions, and details.
Introduce a topic and group related information together; include illustrations when useful to aiding comprehension.
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.


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