Nonfiction Informational Writing Unit Kindergarten Writing Curriculum

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Kindergarten Nonfiction Writing Unit // This informational writing unit will teach your students to write to give information about a topic. They will learn the difference between facts and opinions, how to write on one topic and give key details, and how to expand on their facts. This unit will culminate in a research project - you get to decide if you will only do the class research project or if students will complete a research project individually/as partners.

Can I use this writing unit in 1st grade?

Yes! This unit would also work perfectly in a 1st grade writer's workshop wince all students are writing at their own levels. It also includes an editable rubric.

Find the year-long bundle here: Kindergarten Writer's Workshop for the Year


1. What Is Informational Writing?

2. Facts vs. Opinions

3. Choosing a Topic

4. Planning Your Writing

5. Writing Across Pages

6. Writing with Detail

7. Who Am I? Stories

8. Adding Labels

9. Writing Captions

10. Expanding Our Facts

11. Making a Cover

12. Stretching Out Words

13. Writing For Our Reader

14. Introducing the Research Project

15. Organizing Information

16. Planning Out Our Writing

17. Writing a Draft

18. Editing

19. Polishing

20. Author Celebration

Optional 19.1: Creating Posters

What's Included:

-Lessons Plans for 20 Days

-Anchor Chart Pieces

-Writing Paper

-Facts Poster

-Opinions Poster

-Adjectives Poster

-Editing Checklist

-Speakers and Listeners Posters

-Turn and Talk Procedures

-Conferring Notes


-Editable Rubric

Mentor Texts (not included):

Mentor Texts:

•“Little Kids First Big Book of Pets” by National Geographic Kids

•“If You Were An Adjective” by Michael Dahl (you can switch this out for Hello, Ocean which was used in a previous unit if you want).

•“Seed to Plant” by National Geographic Kids or you can replace with another nonfiction text that has labels

•Frog nonfiction books

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.
With guidance and support from adults, respond to questions and suggestions from peers and add details to strengthen writing as needed.
With guidance and support from adults, explore a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.
Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of books by a favorite author and express opinions about them).
With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.


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