Informative papers are a great way to get students to learn about a subject and teach them important research skills. But without proper structure, the majority of students often get lost in the enormity of the task. The following is an informative paper focused on America in World War II that breaks down all the steps. Included are directions, an assignment (with rubric), subject options, a research graphic organizer, an outline, and a peer-edit form. This can be used by language arts or social studies teachers.
Also, if you like this assignment, you might be interested in Applying Common Core: World War II
. It includes 9 reading and writing activities that cover the social studies Common Core standards.
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