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Do you need an informative writing unit that includes multiple mentor texts and comes with the option of using a print version or an interactive Google version? Do you want an entire unit that's ready to go, so you don't have to scramble to piece it together? (Who has time for that? Right?)
This expository essay unit includes EVERYTHING you need to teach informational writing. At-a-glance-instructions, writing prompts, step-by-step instructions, visuals, graphic organizers, and high-interest mentor texts are all included. It will be easy to differentiate instruction and can be used as a writer's workshop unit.
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Students will begin by reading and analyzing high-interest informational essays that serve as mentor texts:
♦ Informative-Sequence Essay: "The Life Cycle of a Butterfly"
♦ Informative- Descriptive Essay: "Everyone Learns Differently"
♦ Informative- Compare/Contrast Essay: "Moving into Middle"
♦ Informative- Problem and Solution Essay: "Cell Phones in School"
♦ Informative- Cause and Effect Essay: "The Reasons for Poor Test Grades"
* Each sample essay includes questions (and answer keys) on text structure and purpose.
♦ 35 prompts for informative writing
♦ organizational pattern information, practice, and answer key
♦ choosing an informative writing topic
♦ writing an introduction: text and visual
♦ graphic organizers for each organizational pattern
♦ student revision checklist
♦ informational writing rubric
♦... and more!
* Please check out the preview to see everything that is included.
This informational writing unit addresses the following Common Core Standards:
RI.6.5; RI.6.6; W.6.2; W.6.2a-f; W.6.8; W.6.10
RI.7.5; RI.7.6; W.7.2; W.7.2a-f; W.7.8; W.7.10
RI.8.5; RI.8.6; W.8.2; W.8.2a-f; W.8.8; W.8.10
*It can probably also be used with an advanced 5th grade class.
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