This resource on Informative Writing was designed to teach students about the genre of informative writing, and to walk them through the process of writing their first informative essay.
This unit is broken down into 18 lessons and should be used over the course of 5 to 6 weeks:
Lesson 1: Diving Into to Informative Texts
Lesson 2: What is Informative Writing?
Lesson 3: Informative Writing Topics
Lesson 4: Selecting a Topic
Lessons 5-6: Selecting Subtopics
Lesson 7: Finding Online Sources
Lesson 8: Research & Note-Taking
Lessons 9-10: Introduction Paragraph
Lessons 11-12: Body Paragraphs
Lesson 13: Conclusion Paragraph
Lesson 14: Put It All Together: Rough Draft
Lesson 15: Revision Checklist
Lesson 16: Adding Transitions
Lesson 17: Editing
Lesson 18: Final Draft
The lesson pages can be assigned individually from day-to-day, or they can be bound into a book, or stapled into a packet, for use throughout the unit.
Lesson Notes for the Teacher and a Scoring Guide are also included!
Looking for more writing resources?! Check out my unit on Opinion Writing
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