Second Grade Informational Writing Unit | Second Grade Writing Unit 3

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This 5 week informational writing unit will help you teach your second grade students to write nonfiction books! Students will also participate in a simple research project at the end of the unit. This pack has everything you need, from complete informational writing lesson plans to writing paper to posters to writing rubrics and more.

This unit begins by having students write nonfiction books on topics of their choice. Later, students write nonfiction books about habitats.

These lessons are designed to be taught toward the beginning or middle of the year but can be used anytime you want to teach students how to write informational books.

In this informational writing unit, students will learn how to:

- Plan and write nonfiction books with true information (informational writing)

- Include examples, definitions, and comparisons in their books

- Organize the information in their informational books using a table of contents, headings, and page numbers

- Create detailed drawings that teach the readers of their books

- Write strong introductions and conclusions

- Use transition words in their writing

- Include adjectives and adverbs in their informational writing

- Do very simple research to find more information for their books

- Use a dictionary to spell words

- Combine sentences

- Use contractions and possessives

- Revise and edit their work independently and with a partner

This unit includes:

- 24 detailed minilessons that will last about 5 weeks

- Daily language arts/grammar exercises that complement the minilessons

- Clear unit goals, daily objectives, and Common Core alignment

- Posters, visual aids, and materials to go with the minilessons (all color materials also have black and white versions included)

- Printable writing paper

- A writing stages display and materials to make a genre bulletin board

- A list of mentor texts to accompany the unit

- FAQs and important information to help you set up the writing workshop

- Rubrics, anecdotal note forms, and other materials to help you get organized

- An informational writing rubric that you can use throughout the year

- 142 total pages of materials and resources

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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).
Use adjectives and adverbs, and choose between them depending on what is to be modified.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.


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