This is a great refresher of Informative/Expository writing for older students at beginning of the school year or a perfect introduction for new writers. The Apple theme ties in seamlessly at the beginning of the year, and it provides the science component as well.
Included in this product is an information text that you can use to accompany your other texts that teach the life cycle of an apple or you can use it alone. It also provides Close Reading practice. This makes lesson prep a snap! You will also find a flow chart that students can use to take notes and help organize their writing. This will help them when they are ready to start the writing process. The writing template provides them a lot of independence, but does provide just a enough support to stay focused in their writing.
I have also included a key for the teacher!