The ELA Common Core Writing Standards on Informative/Explanatory Writing (1.4.A-F) are listed and addressed in these 16 days of lessons. Included are day by day instructions for the teacher as well as handouts for students. The handouts for the students are an Informative/Explanatory Writing Recipe, two writing prompts with explicit directions, and a prewriting graphic organizer. The plans are based on 5th grade standards, but they can be easily adapted for use in grades 4 to 6.
By Jeannie Kern