Informational Writing | Research Writing Unit | Writers Workshop

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Do your students have trouble with organizing the writing they do? This writing unit is all about organization, word choice and research. Opportunities to learn about and write non fiction and fiction is included in this unit.

The writing skills that are highlighted in this unit are:

  • pre-assessing student understanding of organization
  • principles of organization in non fiction writing
  • introduction to the paragraph
  • research strategies
  • using text features
  • using technology to research
  • using word choice
  • creating a non fiction book
  • comparing fiction and non fiction writing
  • using real facts to write fiction
  • genres
  • paragraph writing techniques

This unit is JAM PACKED with ideas to teach writing every day.

This set includes:

β˜… Setting up for success

β˜… Weekly pacing guides

β˜… Links to resources, as well as extension ideas including using technology.

β˜… 4 Mentor texts titles with lesson plans and matching activities that are designed to interest even your most unmotivated students because the activities are not all writing based but transfer over to writing.

β˜… Writing anchor charts specific to each individual unit

β˜… Writing vocabulary for the pocket chart or writing wall for every book.

You will need:

β†’ Roberto the Insect Architect by Nina Laden

β†’ Cats vs Dogs by Elizabeth Carney (National Geographic)

β†’ Dog vs Cat by Chris Gall

β†’ Stellaluna by Janell Cannon

When learning to write, we want our students to be engaged, motivated and successful. Each and every set will take you through the elements of a great writing program step by step.

This stand alone unit is part of a complete bundle of detailed and comprehensive units with opportunities for choice and collaboration. It is designed to help learners to develop a growth mindset when they learn to write.

Each writing unit has alternate spelling and is aligned also aligned with the Write Traits.

Alternative spelling is included for Canadian students.

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126 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Capitalize holidays, product names, and geographic names.
Use glossaries and beginning dictionaries, both print and digital, to determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases.
Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., describe foods that are spicy or juicy).
Distinguish shades of meaning among closely related verbs (e.g., toss, throw, hurl) and closely related adjectives (e.g., thin, slender, skinny, scrawny).
Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using adjectives and adverbs to describe (e.g., When other kids are happy that makes me happy).


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