This informational writing choice board includes opened ended prompts that students can respond to by writing informational paragraphs in a variety of text structures. The choice board has descriptive, compare and contrast, how-to, biography and autobiography options that are kid friendly.
The product comes with lined paper with an embedded rubric that assesses informational writing. Students can use it to self assess before turning in work, and you can use it to score their work objectively.
The prompts and rubric are aligned to the following Common Core Writing Standards:
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
Introduce a topic and group related information together; include illustrations when useful to aiding comprehension.
Develop the topic with facts, definitions, and details.
Use linking words and phrases (e.g., also, another, and, more, but) to connect ideas within categories of information.
Provide a concluding statement or section.
Range of Writing:
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.