This explanatory writing unit is CCSS aligned for grades 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. In this file, you will get:
--An outline of the specific CCSS covered
--A detailed 3 week lesson plan
--Anchor papers to help students see what quality explanatory pieces look like or for the teacher to use as his/her own to model the writing process day-by-day
--A "What I Will Need" brainstorming paper
--A spelling menu to help students with ideas as well as spelling
--Several graphic organizers to choose from based on the needs of your students
--A rough draft template
--A peer revising form
--A final copy book template
--A "how to" explanatory writing student self-evaluation
--A "how to" explanatory writing rubric
--Examples of the pre-writing template, graphic organizers, etc. in relationship to the anchor papers to show students as examples or to be used by the teacher as his/her own to model
This unit was designed with student investment, engagement, and self-assessment in mind.
**Also, the "how to" explanatory writing peer revising form, self-evaluation, and rubric can be used for ALL "HOW TO" EXPLANATORY UNITS outside of this unit.
This unit is also available in a discounted BUNDLE in my CCSS Aligned Writing Bundle: Personal Narrative, Opinion, and Explanatory Units