Informative/Explanatory Essay Writing Map

Grade Levels
4th - 9th
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Use this writing map for ANY informative/explanatory essay. This graphic organizer allows students to thoroughly plan out and organize their essays, including:

-A space to write down the audience and purpose for the essay before writing;
-A hook, background, and thesis statement for the introduction paragraph;
-A topic sentence and at least 3 supporting details/facts/evidence for each body paragraph; and
-A conclusion to restate main ideas and facts.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Introduce a topic; organize ideas, concepts, and information, using strategies such as definition, classification, comparison/contrast, and cause/effect; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.


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