This check-off list gives students and teachers a step by step outline when writing an informative piece. It even outlines each paragraph and what it must contain to produce and effective piece of writing that meets the rigor of the new Common Core Language/Writing Standards. In addition, it tells the student what Standard they are using when incorporating the items. During the last school year, the students' parents really appreciated this because they could actually help their children at home. My students scored extremely high on our state writing assessment after using these strategies, so I hope it helps your students, also.
Uses: cooperative learning groups, parent editing, peer editing, student editing, classroom instruction, etc.