Step by Step Guide to Writing Non-Fiction

Step by Step Guide to Writing Non-Fiction
Step by Step Guide to Writing Non-Fiction
Step by Step Guide to Writing Non-Fiction
Step by Step Guide to Writing Non-Fiction
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Writing an essay for class? Boring. Writing an article for a magazine? Cool! This was the theory I used as I crafted this unit, which is based on the idea that a "famous New York City editor" has come to each student to beg them to contribute an article to her magazine.

I have done this two ways: in one way, I have had students choose their own topics. I've also had students write down topics, then choose randomly. I have found that choosing random topics sometimes forces deeper research.

This bundle has EVERYTHING you need in order to lead your class through the writing of a research-based informative text.

Included are...
1. Letter from the Editor - this generic letter can be printed and handed to each student, inviting them to write for the magazine. The magazine guidelines are also included

2. Step One KUD chart and organizer - Step one for writing is brainstorming. When printed, this handout is a 1/2 page (front and back). One side identifies terms the students should Know, the standard they will Understand, and what they will Do to show understanding. Have the students define the terms before allowing them to flip over the page. On the back is a graphic organizer that will lead them through the basic brainstorming for their article

3. Step Two KUD chart and organizer - Step two for writing is generating research questions. When printed, this handout is a 1/2 page (front and back). One side identifies terms the students should Know, the standard they will Understand, and what they will Do to show understanding. Have the students define the terms before allowing them to flip over the page. On the back is a graphic organizer that will organizer their major and minor research questions

4. Step Three KUD chart and organizer - Step three for writing is research. When printed, this handout is a 1 full page (front and back). One side identifies terms the students should Know, the standard they will Understand, and what they will Do to show understanding. Have the students define the terms before allowing them to continue. There are two organizers - one for listing sources and one for listing notes.

5. Peer Edit Sheet - When printed, this sheet is a 1/2 page (front and back). It has questions to prompt the peer editor to review the essay for both content AND grammar.

6. Rubric - The rubric is completely aligned with Common Core standards. Each standard is listed, along with specific requirements.

7. Homework Checks - If you plan on assigning parts of the essay writing as homework, these slips are perfect for a quick assessment. They are broken down by step and standard and include a spot for your to mark points earned and due dates.

All of this is available in a zip file through Microsoft Word for easy editing.

For more ideas, website reviews and free downloads, check out my blog: www.creativeteachersclassroom.com
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Step by Step Guide to Writing Non-Fiction
Step by Step Guide to Writing Non-Fiction
Step by Step Guide to Writing Non-Fiction
Step by Step Guide to Writing Non-Fiction
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