How-To Essay: Multi-Draft Explanatory Writing for Grade 5 (CCSS)

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Common Core Standards
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Do you know how to use a Rainbow Loom or build a house on Minecraft? Your students do! Let your fifth-graders share their expertise with How-To Writing!

Instead of doing several Explanatory Essays, I like to focus on just one and help students make it better and better through multiple drafts that add new skills each time. This method makes writing informative texts easier to manage for you and your students.

These "Ready To Print" student pages meet SEVEN of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English Language Arts (ELA) for Grade 5 Writing & Language!

Students will use the included Step-by-Step Companion Packet to guide them through the entire writing process. Students focus on just three “Must-Have’s” for each draft—not tackling everything all at once. This allows them to be successful a little bit at a time while constructing an essay that is top-notch by the end of Draft Three. Each new draft has Preparation Pages that prepare the students to focus on the new Must-Have’s.

Students will also use draft-by-draft color-coding of text for at-a-glance teacher grading. Three easy circles on the included check-in forms will allow you to give feedback following each draft without making all of the corrections yourself! {Note: Students will need access to yellow, pink, and green highlighters for this!}

In addition to the three post-draft check-in sheets, I have included a student self-evaluation and teacher rubric for formal assessment.

Thank your for your interest and I hope you enjoy this expository writing resource from Project Hallway!
:-) Bethany

With your purchase, you will receive:
*Teacher Notes
*Student Essay Cover Page with Writing Goals
*Student Writing Pages covering:
--Prewriting: "I am an expert at..."
--How-To Ten Steps
--Materials Needed
--Draft One "Must-Have's" with Color Codes
--Introduction/Hooking the Reader
--Defining Words the Reader Might Not Know
--Transition Words
--Draft Two "Must-Have's" with Color Codes
--Conclusion
--Grammar
--Writing Conventions
--Spelling
--Draft Three "Must-Have's" with Color Codes
--Publishing Preparations
--Title and Paragraphs
*Draft One Check-In Sheet
*Draft Two Check-In Sheet
*Draft Three Check-In Sheet
*Student Self-Evaluation
*Teacher Assessment Rubric

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How-To Essay: Multi-Draft Explanatory Writing for Grade 5 (CCSS)
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How-To Essay: Multi-Draft Explanatory Writing for Grade 5 (CCSS)
How-To Essay: Multi-Draft Explanatory Writing for Grade 5 (CCSS)