This Informative Writing PowerPoint is a great way to get the students involved in the writing process. After teaching it to my students this past week, the kids really did grab ahold to the writing process.
Introduction: Hook, Background Information, and Thesis Statement
Body Paragraphs: Topic Sentences, Evidence, and Support,
Conclusion: Restated Thesis and Closing Statements
This slideshow provides multiple examples that allow the students to interact with the information.
It also has really quick formative assessments along the way to make sure students remember the writing process.
I taught this in 3, 42 minute class periods. I also gave a quiz at the end of the presentation to check the students' knowledge. You can also find that on my site! :)