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Informational Writing Workshop for Middle School ELA PRINT & DIGITAL

Darlene Anne
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6th - 8th, Homeschool
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Description

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.

*UPDATED 8/21* Updated to include a new and improved interactive digital version.

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Argumentative, Narrative, and Informational Writing Workshop Bundle {CCSS}

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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.

Also includes

♦ 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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Argumentative Essay Writing{Common Core Aligned}

Narrative Writing Workshop

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Poetry: Close Reading Step by Step Strategies for Success

Book Report and Craftivity for Fiction: The Exploding Box

Close Reading Strategy for ALL Subjects: ELA, Social Studies, Science, and More

How to Write an Essay Requiring Text Based Details

Close Reading Step by Step Strategies Bundle

Writing Workshop Minilessons Revision Editing and Diagnostic

Literary Elements: Theme Interactive Notebook or Cornell Outline Choice

Literary Elements: Plot Interactive Notebook or Cornell Outline Choice

As always, feel free to contact me with any questions ♥

Enjoy!

Darlene

Total Pages
75+
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.

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