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Are you ready to get stellar results through an explicit and systematic approach to writing instruction? This structured 2nd-grade informational writing unit is filled with all the writing lessons, prompts, and activities you'll need for teaching students how to create nonfiction writing pieces.

The best part? It's completely done for you - just click and teach

With this curriculum, we literally take your hand and walk you through, step-by-step, teaching writing every day of the year.

Teaching writing will seriously become the easiest, and most joyful, part of your day.

So say goodbye to teacher overwhelm and hello to your newfound confidence as an amazing teacher of writing.


This Standards Aligned writing curriculum is the perfect way to teach your second graders how to write informative papers.

This unit sets ALL learners up for success. It's written in an organized, systematic format that helps students gradually learn how to write informative papers.

A unique feature of this unit is that it includes eBooks for background building so all students have something to write about. The eBooks focus on interesting animals that live in various habitats. You won't need to search for books (or purchase books) before you teach; they are included in this resource!



40 DIGITAL LESSON PLANS – No need to search for your lesson plans or spend an enormous amount of time reading them each day. We have them right on the slides - making your teaching life stress-free.

Digital Lessons Include:

· “I Will” Statements – To keep students laser-focused on the objective of the day. We use “I will” statements instead of “I can” statements as they hold the students more accountable

· Writing Chats – To introduce topics and build background information and vocabulary

· Watch Me Slides – For the teacher to show the objective through thinking aloud and modeling. This is oftentimes interactive to keep student engagement high.

· Our Turn Slides – For students to practice the new skill with you.

· Your Turn Slides – For students to independently practice the skill learned.

PRINTABLE PAGESAfter each writing skill has been explicitly taught and practiced, students are held responsible for their learning by engaging in a writing assignment aligned to the day's learning target. Extra printable pages have been included to offer you quick and easy resources to differentiate assignments for your students.

OBSERVATION CHECKLISTS – Great for formative assessment! As you walk around and observe students, record your findings. This easy-to-use checklist helps you remember who is meeting targeted standards and who needs extra help. This is a helpful tool to refer to when planning for parent-teacher conferences.

INFORMATIVE WRITING RUBRICThis handy resource is perfect for grading informative papers and discussing goals and progress with students and parents.

POSTERS - Set of 14 informative writing posters to display in your classroom.



It’s simple… IT WORKS!

Explicit instruction (also called direct instruction) works for all writers…not just the stronger ones. It’s a strategy that allows teachers to scaffold learning by giving structured, sequenced lessons targeting specific skills or standards. It’s teacher-led with a gradual release of responsibility to students. This method truly allows all students to succeed.

If you are thinking, that doesn’t sound like Writer’s Workshop, you’re right. It’s not. Years ago, we implemented Writer’s Workshop in our classrooms, but it didn’t work for us… or our students.

The biggest problem was that it was very difficult to manage and keep students on track. It was also a planning nightmare trying to find mini-lessons to match our students’ diverse needs. And to make matters worse, when we gave mini-lessons students didn’t necessarily practice the targeted skill because they were at a different stage of the writing process.

We were disappointed, frustrated and knew we had to do something different.

We decided to put structure and intentionality into our teaching. We clearly state what students will be working on, give thoughtful instruction through modeling and discussion, and provide time to practice as we observe and guide. It is so simple to manage and gives students the support they need. The result? Student writing as we’ve never seen. This method truly works!



❤️ Second-grade teachers looking for a strong, yet easy-to-implement, writing curriculum that is aligned to the Common Core State Standards and fun for kids.

❤️ Special Education Teachers who need to teach students the basics of informative writing using a direct instruction approach.



Do students complete a writing assignment each day?

Yes, students engage in a writing activity each day. The assignments are highly engaging and help hold students accountable for their learning.

Does this follow a Writers’ Workshop model?

No. Students are explicitly taught a writing skill each day, then they practice the skill taught.

Can this be used with Google Slides?

Yes! We have included a link to a Google Slides version in this resource.




"I LOVE these bundles. It is completely straightforward and gives the perfect amount of direct lessons, modeling, guided, and independent practice. I have all 3 writing bundles and the foundational unit which I think is essential." -DANIELLE S.


"This has changed how I teach writing completely! My students love the layout, I love the way it breaks down the steps to create independent writers, and we all love that it is a reasonable lesson with fun and engaging topics! " -CINDY S.


"So incredibly well done. Takes the stress away from planning and preparing all writing lessons. My kids love them."

"Writing is tricky. Teaching today's writing standards is even trickier. I love the clear step-by-step process that builds skills and understanding in these units. This has the anchor charts, the slides, lessons, and the printables I need to show, practice, and allow them to do. By the time we get to the "doing on their own", they are confident that they can do it "all by themselves." And they can!" -WINIFRED








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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.
With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.
Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., read a number of books on a single topic to produce a report; record science observations).
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Use adjectives and adverbs, and choose between them depending on what is to be modified.


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