This informational text structure project and comparison activity is great for RI.4.5, RI.5.5, RI.6.5, RI.7.5, RI.8.5! It merges social studies with ELA standards beautifully, and your students will have fun with the challenge of creating writing pieces that inform about different Revolutionary War topics.
Students will create writing about a topic related to the Revolutionary war, in a specific structure. Students must be well-versed in informational text structures to complete this project. Instruction and knowledge about the Revolutionary War is also very helpful to students.
When students have written a sample of each structure, they can compare their writing with a classmate's, discussing and analyzing the effect that each structure has on the author's message.
Revolutionary War Text Structure Writing Project Student Packet (RI.4.5) (Packet Cover with objective, directions, and table of contents, Revolutionary War topics list, Informational text structure signal words reference sheet, Informational text structure planning and writing pages)
Text Structure Writing Project Grading Rubric
Revolutionary War Text Structure Comparison Activity (RI.5.5, RI.6.5, RI.7.5, RI.8.5)
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