Informative Essay Structure Practice | Color by Fact | Printable and Digital

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End the struggle for your middle school students with remembering how a text-based essay should be organized! Printable & Digital, this engaging "Color By Fact" resource will help them practice what they know!

Students will have to determine if each statement is true or false and color it according to directions. All statements are focused on what kind of information is required to be included in the paragraphs of a text-based essay.

You might choose to have students work with a partner. I have found that when healthy debates ensue over the correct answers that students remember better than when I tell them. :)

What's included:

★ A coloring sheet for introduction paragraphs

★ A coloring sheet for body paragraphs

★ A coloring sheet for conclusion paragraphs

★ Answer keys

★Digital version using DocHub


You could have students complete all 3 coloring sheets at once, but I had my students complete one per day for 3 days so we could focus on just one part of the essay at a time.

I hope this helps your students increase their knowledge of what's included in a text-based essay!


Looking for more practice activities for essays? Try these:

Informative Essay Task Cards: Practice with identifying introduction components like hook, "arch" (transition), and thesis as well as relevant and irrelevant evidence and commentary!

Collaborative Informative Essay: Students work with partners and task cards to write a complete text-based informative essay!


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3 printable pages, 3 digital pages
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Teaching Duration
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.


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