Informative Essay Writing Unit Bundle | 5 weeks of plans for Middle School

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    Save oodles of time with this 5-week plan for teaching informative essay writing to your middle school students! Students will learn and practice the structure of text-based essays with these differentiated and interactive activities many of which are printable AND digital.

    What's included:

    ✅ 5 weeks of editable lesson plans (in bonus file)

    ✅ vocabulary notes and practice game (printable)

    ✅ differentiated notes for structure (printable and digital)

    ✅ video lessons for structure (in the digital section)

    ✅ digital quizzes for structure

    ✅ Introduction paragraph practice (printable and digital)

    ✅ Body paragraph practice (printable and digital)

    ✅ Task Cards for practice with identifying introduction components like hook, "arch" (transition sentence between hook and thesis), and thesis as well as relevant and irrelevant evidence and commentary (printable and digital)

    ✅ Digital puzzle to practice with the informative essay writing process and structure

    ✅ Written structure review with a close (printable)

    ✅ Collaborative Informative Essay activity (printable and digital)

    ✅ Informative Essay Challenge (printable)

    ✅ Writers' toolkit with essay sentence starters and organizers (printable and digital)

    By the end of the 5-week unit, your students will know how to write an informative essay. They will love it because the activities are engaging and varied. You will love it because everything is all planned out and is pretty easy to grade. You just need to print, copy or assign, and go!


    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Kristen said: "Great, comprehensive resource for informational writing. Make sure you take the time to look through the resource as there is a lot of useful information in there to use in the long-term." - this is from a review of the Differentiated Structure Notes with Video Lessons

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Christina said: "Great resource for extra practice with essay writing. Students found it engaging but challenging as writing is not a strength for most. Very helpful." - this is from a review of the Informative Introduction Paragraph Practice

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Steelers Fan said: "Okay, WOW! This is the perfect activity for my students to see how an essay is written and then they feel like they accomplished something by now having a completed essay. GREAT! Thank you." - this is from a review of the Informative Collaborative Essay

    Supports Common Core Standards:


    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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    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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