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Informational Writing Unit | Writing Workshop | Print and Digital

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3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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This comprehensive unit addresses all of the informational writing standards! This file is available as a traditional PDF file, AND all student forms are available in Google Docs for easy availability to Google Classroom.


This is a 6-week unit that is broken down to day by day lessons. Each lesson contains directions for a mini lesson, independent work time, and share time. There is also an additional handout or guided practice activity for each of the lessons.

You'll also find rubrics, monthly layout, suggested mentor texts, grammar integration with mentor sentences, and more! You'll love this unit for teaching explanatory writing!

Lessons Include

  • What is informational writing
  • Writing an Expert List
  • Selecting a Topic
  • Writing Subtopics
  • First Steps of Research
  • Writing Notes
  • Types of Text Structures
  • Introducing Graphic Organizers
  • Graphic Organizers Part 2
  • Writing a Lead
  • Writing a Topic Sentence
  • Structure of a Paragraph
  • Practicing Paragraphs
  • Supporting Details
  • Writing Descriptions
  • Facts-What to include?
  • Writing Conclusions
  • Strong Verbs
  • Developing Voice
  • Transition Words
  • Sentence Variety
  • Quotes and Dialogue
  • Revision Checklist
  • Editing Checklist
  • Creating a Title & Cover Page
  • Detailed Drawings
  • Writing Captions
  • Diagrams, Graphs, & Charts
  • Creating a Glossary
  • Author’s Tea

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105 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Provide a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented.
Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
Link ideas within categories of information using words and phrases (e.g., another, for example, also, because).
Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.
Introduce a topic clearly and group related information in paragraphs and sections; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.


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