Informational Writing Unit | Writing Workshop | Print and Digital

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3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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This comprehensive writing unit meets all your informational writing needs! This is available as a traditional PDF and in Google Slides for easy availability to Google Classroom.


This is 6-week unit is broken down to day-by-day lessons with detailed and easy to follow lesson plans. Each lesson contains directions for a mini lesson, independent work time, and share time (closing). There is also an additional handout or guided practice activity for each of the engaging writing lessons.

In the informative writing unit, you'll also find rubrics, a 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).
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
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.


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