This includes two pages of information about macaws, and then a writing prompt (After you have read the article with your partner, write an informational piece on macaws. Describe macaws to someone who doesn't know anything about them. Remember to include a topic sentence, three (or more) facts, and a closing sentence. When you're finished writing, use the self checklist to make sure your work is the best possible.). After this prompt is a checklist for students to ensure that they have included the pieces of an informational or expository writing piece.