Informative / Explanatory {expository} Writing - Common Core Grade 8

Informative / Explanatory {expository} Writing - Common Core Grade 8
Informative / Explanatory {expository} Writing - Common Core Grade 8
Informative / Explanatory {expository} Writing - Common Core Grade 8
Informative / Explanatory {expository} Writing - Common Core Grade 8
Informative / Explanatory {expository} Writing - Common Core Grade 8
Informative / Explanatory {expository} Writing - Common Core Grade 8
Informative / Explanatory {expository} Writing - Common Core Grade 8
Informative / Explanatory {expository} Writing - Common Core Grade 8
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Wondering how to teach all the writing standards? This resource has got you covered! You'll fall in love with teaching informative / explanatory writing with this ready easy-to-use, organized unit of 20 mini lessons. No worries that you'll miss a standard - all of the common core standards for expository writing are taught.

You'll have everything you need to get started today -- step-by-step mini lessons take your students from defining a informative / explanatory texts to the finished product.

The mini lessons include:

  1. What are informative / explanatory texts (anchor chart)
  2. Reading an informative / explanatory text
  3. Assignment sheet & rubric
  4. Gathering ideas, part I
  5. Narrowing the topic
  6. Free writing
  7. Organizing ideas
  8. Writing an introduction
  9. Creating a first draft: Maintaining a formal style
  10. Developing the topic: facts & definitions
  11. Developing the topic: concrete details
  12. Developing the topic: using quotations
  13. Developing the topic: information & examples
  14. Using transitions: Words, phrases, clauses
  15. Word choice: precise language
  16. Word choice: domain-specific language
  17. Crafting a conclusion
  18. Revising for clear, coherent writing, organization, and style
  19. Peer review
  20. Proofread: Demonstrate command of conventions

The unit also includes:

  • Clear writing assignment
  • Rubric
  • Lesson plan chart
  • Suggested teaching calendar (great for pacing and lesson plans!)
  • Teaching chart for each mini lesson that includes: lesson notes, standard, student-friendly standard, student task, assessment/homework suggestion

Reasons to love this resource:

  • Start teaching today!
  • Perfect for writing workshop or whole-class instruction
  • Less planning & more teaching!

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Total Pages
40 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
1 month
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