Need a great, no prep writing unit for November? Then this is for you!
This unit provides explicit instruction for students on how to write an informational paper. Mini-lessons, writing papers, and informational pages are included!
Since I teach a multigrade class, the unit is differentiated to meet the needs of various levels of students. I truly understand having many leveled writers in one room!
There is no prep needed for this unit! Just select the pages you want and print them for your students. I do suggest a writing folder or 3 ring binder. It helps keep the students organized. We use 3-ring binders so the students can easily take papers in and out.
It takes about 2 weeks for the younger students and about 1 week for the older ones to complete this unit. Partner this with my Native American Writing Informational
. They are perfect together.
Use one as a shared writing project, then the other as a more independent project. The first serves as a guided practice and the second is independent practice.
It could even be sent home as homework for a family project!
You could even split the class in half. Half do Pilgrims and the other half complete the Native American report. Have a Thanksgiving celebration sharing the reports and celebrating by dressing up and having food.
There are so many possibilities. It could fill your whole November!
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I truly hope this unit makes your life a little easier. My students enjoy the lessons and appreciate the explicit approach.
Cover - 3 options: boy, girl, pilgrims
Part 1 Informational Writing Purpose and Structure
Part 2 Fact or Opinion
Part 3 Facts About Pilgrim Children
Part 4 Organizing Facts
Part 5 Introduction
Part 6 Topic Sentences
Part 7 Rewriting Facts in Your Own Words
Part 8 Writing the Paragraphs
Part 9 Putting the Pieces Together
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