Informative/Explanatory Writing: "How to..." Step by Step Guide
Target: Grades 1-3
*Can be modified for other grades*
Teacher Models: "How to make a Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich"
This guide is a great supplement to your Informative/Explanatory Writing Unit, taking you through the Writing Process.
-Poster defining Informative and Explanatory Writing
...Brainstorming Graphic Organizer (and example)
...Informative (Define it!) Graphic Organizer (and example) --- comes in 4 options for differentiation
...Explanatory (Explain it!) Graphic Organizer (and example) --- comes in 4 options for differentiation
...Transition Word Incorporation & Additional Activities
...Drafting Example (how to make a peanut butter & jelly sandwich)
...Drafting Writing Sheets
...Revising: Can you think of any revisions to make?
...Revising Example of Suggestions & Revisions (how to make a peanut butter & jelly sandwich)
...Editing Marks Poster
...Editing Example with Mistakes -- Needs Proofreading (how to make a peanut butter & jelly sandwich)
...Publishing Writing Sheets (color & grayscale)
...Publishing Illustration Sheets (color & grayscale)
...Final Published Piece: Writing & Illustration (how to make a peanut butter & jelly sandwich)
Three REAL examples from 2nd grade students
Common Core State Standards: