This is a differentiated writing mini unit using an original informational text on cats to teach close reading and the writing connection. This informational text writing mini unit has students close read, take notes, partner talk, plan their writing, and write their piece. There is even a scaffolded version for students who need a little more support. The unit includes:
*An informational text on cats (with places to annotate text features)-two versions
*Annotation reference page
*Text features pages (differentiated)
*Two column note page
*Web note page
*Language frames for student talk based on informational text
*Graphic organizer to plan informational writing-two versions
*Writing paper for final piece
*Scaffolded writing paper for final piece.
This mini unit is a perfect way to blend CCSS Reading Informational Text and CCSS Writing Informative Texts. Thank you for taking the time to look at my product! Let me know if you have questions.
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