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Explanatory/Informational Writing: 20 High-Interest Writing Prompts

Explanatory/Informational Writing: 20 High-Interest Writing Prompts
Explanatory/Informational Writing: 20 High-Interest Writing Prompts
Explanatory/Informational Writing: 20 High-Interest Writing Prompts
Explanatory/Informational Writing: 20 High-Interest Writing Prompts
Explanatory/Informational Writing: 20 High-Interest Writing Prompts
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Your students can never get enough writing practice! These half page writing prompts are great for practicing Explanatory/Informational Writing through short paragraphs and journaling. Place them in a writing center, use as a daily warm-up during your writing unit, or use as test prep.

Common Core Literacy Standard W.3.2, W.4.2, W.5.2 is explanatory and informational writing, and this resource covers all parts.

The standards below are labeled for 5th grade as an example of what this resource covers, but it is also appropriate for 3rd and 4th grade!


W.5.2.A
Introduce a topic clearly, provide a general observation and focus, and group related information logically; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.

W.5.2.B
Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.

W.5.2.C
Link ideas within and across categories of information using words, phrases, and clauses (e.g., in contrast, especially).

W.5.2.D
Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.

W.5.2.E
Provide a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented.

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