Informational Writing Complete Guide Grades 4-5 | Writing Lesson Plans

Grade Levels
4th - 5th
Formats Included
  • PDF
43 pages
Share this resource
Also included in
  1. Teach Opinion, Informational, Explanatory, Personal Narrative, and Creative Narrative writing like a pro with these no-prep writing units! Each unit includes teacher examples and printable student pages. Print out the pages you need, and you're all set to teach your students how to write incredible,
    Save $30.00


This informational writing unit includes all lesson plans, teacher examples, and student printables! Engage your students with the high-interest topic and teacher models!

This is a "no prep" unit, meaning that all of the organizers and teacher models are included. Print out the pages you need, and you're all set to teach your students how to write incredible informational essays! This resource also includes a research portion with a unique organizer to help them cite their sources.

Easily connect this writing unit to your social studies block! This is great to apply some of what students have learned about historical events this year, or to encourage research*.

*There is a research and citing sources component in the resource. It is optional.

Click "preview" to see a list of the Common Core standards covered, as well as an outline of all the included lessons and organizers.


Writing focus strategy

Gathering information from print & digital resources (research)

Citing sources

Organizing ideas

Transition words

Topic sentences

Writing an introduction


Thesis statements

Writing a conclusion



Adding text features


Includes a student-friendly rubric.


Buy 4, Get 1 Free Bundle: Personal Narrative, Opinion, Explanatory, Informational, and Creative Narrative

Complete Guide to Opinion Writing

Complete Guide to Explanatory Writing

Complete Guide to Creative Narrative Writing

Complete Guide to Personal Narrative Writing


Customer Tips:

How to get TPT credit to use on future purchases:

• Please go to your My Purchases page after you log in. Beside each purchase see a Provide Feedback button. Simply click it and you will be taken to a page where you can give a quick rating and leave a short comment for the product. Each time you give feedback, TPT gives you feedback credits that you use to lower the cost of your future purchases. I value your feedback greatly as it helps me determine which products are most valuable for your classroom so I can create more for you.

Be the first to know about my new discounts, freebies and products:

• Look for the green star next to my store logo and click it to become a follower.


Total Pages
43 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
Report this Resource to TpT
Reported resources will be reviewed by our team. Report this resource to let us know if this resource violates TpT’s content guidelines.


to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
Introduce a topic clearly, provide a general observation and focus, and group related information logically; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.


Questions & Answers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

More About Us

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up