Need to teach the different text forms?
This writing unit teaches students about the explanation text form. It includes 6 writing topics, success criteria, learning goal, writing checklist, a general graphic organizer, several specific brainstorming pages and a rubric.
You can pick and choose which topics to use for your pre- and post-assessment tasks. Note: two explanatory writing topics will need teaching in class. I use read alouds and small group instruction to deconstruct the topic at hand.