Informative Essay Video Unit with Pixanotes®, Prompt, Texts, Games & More!

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Are you teaching students how to develop the maturity in their writing of text-based informative essays? My 7th graders were experiencing growing pains with this and so I created these video lessons that take students through each piece and part of an informative essay one at a time.

Phase 1- Planning (3 steps: read the prompt, flip the prompt, read & mark the text)

Phase 2 - Introduction (hook, arch (bridge/transition), thesis)

Phase 3 - Body paragraph (answer, cite evidence, explain with commentary, ingeminate (repeat the cycle of cite and explain with new evidence), top it off with a conclusion)

Phase 4 - Conclusion (affirm the thesis, trim the point, the call to action)

Finally, a Bonus - Planning with planning sheet! Afterwards, have your students write the essay they have been working on with this video!

The lessons are designed so that you could show a clip a day for at least 4 weeks. After watching each clip, students will have notes to fill in with definitions and then record a piece or part of the essay. By the time you have finished this unit, your students will have written one text-based informative essay. It will serve as a great model for the future.

What's included:

★ Over 35 minutes of video lessons with examples and a secret agent theme for engagement full of tips and tricks to help your students remember the basics.
★ 40-page supporting document that includes all that listed below this line:
★ Pixanotes® for the entire unit. Pixanotes® are a blend of traditional 2-column notes and interactive notebooks that use the right brain benefits of visuals combined with the left brain advnatges of structure to boost comprehension and recall! Say hello to higher test scores! They come in 4 formats to meet your students' needs. (choices include pre-printed content and pictures, fill-in-the-blanks content with picture flaps and two other combinations)
★ A Writing Prompt
★ TWO original nonfiction texts about Pipestone National Monument and Mount Rushmore
★ TWO dominoes games to practice learning
★ THREE planning sheets - one is featured in the video as a bonus
★ A sentence starter sheet
★ An Anchor Chart
★ Unit Bonus: Using the planning sheet

The Informative Essay Pixanotes® are included in this resource but you can purchase the Pixanotes® WITHOUT the videos by clicking here.

Please be sure to see the preview and ask any questions before purchasing!

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