Explanatory Writing with Little People is common core aligned. It includes everything you need to teach How To Pieces AND Writing to Explain Concepts! I developed this packet to use in my kindergarten class but will fit the needs of first grade.
The packet is divided into 2 sections. The first section focuses on writing "how to" pieces to communicate directions. Lesson Ideas, Anchor Charts/Posters, Picture Cards and PROMPTS for How To's are included. Each "How To" writing prompt has an organizer page and a publishing page. Additional organizers are included in the packet. I use these to help differentiate writing in my classroom.
The second section focuses on Writing to EXPLAIN a Concept (such as a life cycle). Lesson Ideas, Anchor Charts/Posters, Picture Cards and Prompts for Explaining a Concept and writing organizers are included.
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