Explanatory Text Writing Lesson

Explanatory Text Writing Lesson
Explanatory Text Writing Lesson
Explanatory Text Writing Lesson
Explanatory Text Writing Lesson
Explanatory Text Writing Lesson
Explanatory Text Writing Lesson
Explanatory Text Writing Lesson
Explanatory Text Writing Lesson
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Looking for a writing resource to nail a formal observation? I created this resource packet because I chose to focus on writing standards this year for my annual formal observation. To correlate with one of my SLTs (Student Learning Targets), I decided to take on the challenge of teaching my students a lesson on writing an explanatory text also known as a "How To". If you are seeking explanatory type writing activities for your students, either for a formal observation or simply writing practice for a whole group/literacy center setting, I invite you to take a look at this resource.
✎ Write informative/explanatory texts in which a topic is introduced
✎ facts and definitions are used to develop points
✎ a concluding statement or section is included
✎ temporal, or time order, words are used to signal the correct order of events
✎ details are added to describe actions
To cross the curriculum in ELA, my students will also be expected to include Language standards in their “How To” writing samples. Some of those standards include:
✎ Demonstrating command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
✎ Demonstrating command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
✎ Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
✎ Identify real-life connections between words and their use.
♥ Formal Observation
♥ Whole Group Writing Lesson
♥ Writing Center
♥ Fast Finisher Activities
✎ 5 graphic organizers for students to complete prior to writing their final draft
✎ 5 thematically programmed writing prompts for students to have a choice when selecting their prompt
→ How to Wrap a Present
→ How to Make Hot Chocolate
→ How to Decorate a Christmas Tree
→ How to Build a Snowman
→ How to Make a Sandwich
✎ A blank Fast Finisher template for students to have a topic of their choice to explain the steps in a process
✎ 5 printables with coordinating borders for students to transfer the information on their graphic organizer for their final copy
✎ An instructional PowerPoint for introducing the lesson
✎ An informal assessment PowerPoint
✎ Student Writing Rubric
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