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INFORMATIONAL WRITING WRITERS' WORKSHOP FARM ANIMALS

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Looking for a comprehensive unit to teach informational writing? Teaching students informational writing is an important part of writers' workshop. Develop students' love of writing and research with this informational writing unit for emergent writers while they study farm animals. All of the ideas provided in this unit have been tried in the Kindergarten and 1st-grade classrooms with students that are considered emergent readers and writers. This unit might also be appropriate for struggling 2nd-grade students.

What is included in this Unit?
This packet includes over 100+ pages:
* Informational writing graphic organizers
* Different types of papers to learn about informational writing text features for All About Books
* Pages to make posters
* Venn diagram graphic organizer to compare and contrast fiction and nonfiction text
* Text feature cards for student offices
* Class project to research pigs and create "All About Book" as a class
* 6 research stations include book station, a listening station with passage and online audio files, computer stations to links, iPad station
* Research booklet to record information for research stations
* Mini-lesson ideas for both group and individual projects
* Ideas for publishing All About Books
* Classroom management tips and management cards
* Conferencing checklist, anecdotal notes, and scheduling sheets
Pencil Rubric and printables

Individual project to research other farm animals and create "All About Book".
The animals researched in this unit include:
Pigs (As a whole group)
Cows
Sheep
Goats
Chickens

* 6 research stations include book station, listening station with passages and audio files, computer stations to links, and iPad station
Research booklet to record information for research stations

Other Writers' Workshop Products Include:
Unit 1: Getting Started with Writers' Workshop
Unit 2: Teaching Small Moments
Unit 3: Revising and Editing Strategies
Unit 4: Opinion Writing
Unit 5: Procedural Writing
Unit 6: Expository Writing Unit
Unit 7: Mo Willems Author Study
Unit 8: Narrative Writing
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Teaching Duration
2 Months

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INFORMATIONAL WRITING WRITERS' WORKSHOP FARM ANIMALS
INFORMATIONAL WRITING WRITERS' WORKSHOP FARM ANIMALS
INFORMATIONAL WRITING WRITERS' WORKSHOP FARM ANIMALS
INFORMATIONAL WRITING WRITERS' WORKSHOP FARM ANIMALS