Are you teaching students how to write a text-based informative essay from the ground up? As a 6th grade teacher myself, I face this challenge every year so I created these video lessons that take students through each piece and part of an informative essay one at a time.
Phase 1- Planning (4 steps: read the prompt, think of ideas, number the paragraphs, read & mark the text)
Phase 2 - Introduction (hook, answer, thesis)
Phase 3 - Body paragraph (answer, cite evidence, explain with commentary, ingeminate, top it off with a conclusion)
Phase 4 - Conclusion (answer re-stated, thesis restated, the call to action)
Finally, Planning with planning sheet and Writing the Essay!
The lessons are designed so that you could show a clip a day for at least 4 weeks. After watching each clip, students will have notes to fill in with definitions and then record a piece or part of the essay. By the time you have finished this unit, your students will have written one text-based informative essay. It will serve as a great model for the future.
★ Over 40 minutes of video lessons with examples and a secret agent theme for engagement full of tips and tricks to help your students remember the basics.
★ 45-page supporting document that includes all that listed below this line:
★ Pixanotes® for the entire unit. Pixanotes® are a blend of traditional 2-column notes and interactive notebooks that use visuals to boost comprehension and recall! Say hello to higher test scores! They come in 4 formats to meet your students' needs. (choices include pre-printed content and pictures, fill-in-the-blanks content with picture flaps and two other combinations)
★ A Writing Prompt
★ TWO original nonfiction texts about Pipestone National Monument and Mount Rushmore
★ TWO dominoes games to practice learning
★ TWO practice sheets for answer and thesis practice
★ TWO planning sheets
★ A sentence starter sheet
★ An Anchor Chart
The Informative Essay Pixanotes® are included in this resource but you can purchase the Pixanotes® WITHOUT the videos by clicking here.
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