These EDITABLE Informative Writing Templates are perfect for any research project that you're doing. I have used these templates year after year for different purposes: Animal Books, All About books, Biographies, Autobiographies, Specialist Books, and more! You can use these for individual books, or you can group kids together and have them write a book as a group.
I have included detailed directions of how to use each and every page included in this packet. Included are different templates to use for your beginning authors and other templates for your advanced authors. What makes this even better is that if you're not happy with any single thing or heading that I wrote, you can edit these to suit your needs!
You can print these as-is or edit them as you like. Personally, I use these as-is, but if you have other ideas of how to use them...just change them up a bit:)
Print them and use them as a rough-draft and have the kids write then edit their writing, and then print another set for kids to publish their writing nice/neat. I have also included sheets for a publishing party afterwards (and directions for how to have a publishing party)! This part is super duper fun, and it gives the kids a purpose for their writing. How fun!!! Believe me, your Informative Writing Books will turn out as cute as ever!
Included in this packet is the following:
Directions page for what to do with each page included in this packet
2 “I’m Wondering” pages for kids to list questions that they will research
1 Table of Contents page
1 Fun Facts page
1 “Diagram of” page
1 “Map of Where ___ Live” page
1 “rough draft” Glossary page
1 “rough draft” Index page
1 “rough draft” page to write 4 facts/answers to a question
1 “rough draft” page to write 6 facts/answers to a question
1 “All About” title page
1 “Autobiography of” title page
1 “Biography of” title page
1 “published” Glossary page
1 “published” Index page
1 “about the author” and “compliments” page (for publishing party)
1 “about the author” page
1 “compliments” page (for publishing party)
4 different templates for kids to publish their writing/facts (1 page for each of the following: 1 fact/1 drawing, 2 facts/2 drawings, 3 facts/3 drawings, 4 facts/4 drawings)
1 “Author Chant” poem/song (for publishing party)
1 grading rubric
Checklist for keeping track of student progress throughout writing process
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