INFORMATIONAL WRITING WORKSHOP UNIT FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL ENGLISH

INFORMATIONAL WRITING WORKSHOP UNIT FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL ENGLISH
INFORMATIONAL WRITING WORKSHOP UNIT FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL ENGLISH
INFORMATIONAL WRITING WORKSHOP UNIT FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL ENGLISH
INFORMATIONAL WRITING WORKSHOP UNIT FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL ENGLISH
INFORMATIONAL WRITING WORKSHOP UNIT FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL ENGLISH
INFORMATIONAL WRITING WORKSHOP UNIT FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL ENGLISH
INFORMATIONAL WRITING WORKSHOP UNIT FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL ENGLISH
INFORMATIONAL WRITING WORKSHOP UNIT FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL ENGLISH
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This expository essay unit includes everything you need to teach informational writing. It includes at-a-glance-instructions, writing prompts, step-by-step instructions, visuals, graphic organizers, and high-interest mentor texts. It will be easy to differentiate instruction and can be used as a writer's workshop unit.

*UPDATED* Updated to include a link to a digital replica of the resource on Google Drive and edtable planning pages you can copy and paste into your planbook.

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Argumentative, Narrative, and Informational Writing Workshop Bundle {CCSS}

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Students will begin by reading and analyzing high interest informational essays that serve as mentor texts:

♦ Informative-Sequence Essay: "The Life Cycle of a Butterfly"

♦ Informative- Descriptive Essay: "Everyone Learns Differently"

♦ Informative- Compare/Contrast Essay: "Moving into Middle"

♦ Informative- Problem and Solution Essay: "Cell Phones in School"

♦ Informative- Cause and Effect Essay: "The Reasons for Poor Test Grades"

* Each sample essay includes questions (and answer keys) on text structure and purpose.

Also includes

♦ 35 prompts for informative writing

♦ organizational pattern information, practice, and answer key

♦ choosing an informative writing topic

♦ writing an introduction: text and visual

♦ graphic organizers for each organizational pattern

♦ student revision checklist

♦ informational writing rubric

♦... and more!

* Please check out the preview to see everything that is included.

This informational writing unit addresses the following Common Core Standards:

RI.6.5; RI.6.6; W.6.2; W.6.2a-f; W.6.8; W.6.10

RI.7.5; RI.7.6; W.7.2; W.7.2a-f; W.7.8; W.7.10

RI.8.5; RI.8.6; W.8.2; W.8.2a-f; W.8.8; W.8.10

*It can probably also be used with an advanced 5th grade class.

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As always, feel free to contact me with any questions ♥

Enjoy!

Darlene

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Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.
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