Thinking Map for Informative Writing

Thinking Map for Informative Writing
Thinking Map for Informative Writing
Thinking Map for Informative Writing
Thinking Map for Informative Writing
Thinking Map for Informative Writing
Thinking Map for Informative Writing
Thinking Map for Informative Writing
Thinking Map for Informative Writing
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2 MB|14 pages
Product Description
Teach your 2nd grade students how to use a Thinking Map to organize their informative writing using this Thinking Map for Informative Writing product. Includes Lesson Plans, Handout (Helping Guide), Graphic Organizer, 3 Leveled Independent Practice Pages, and Answer Keys from The Resourceful Teacher.

- Lesson Plans
- 3 Leveled Independent Practice Pages for Students who are above graded level, at grade level, and below grade level
- Handout (Helping Guide)
- Graphic Organizer
- Answer Keys

This product is part of my Informative Writing Unit using Step up to Writing.

Common Core Aligned!
- W2.2
- W2.8
- SL2.1
- SL2.1b
- SL2.1c

Objectives Covered:
- Students will be able to complete a thinking map graphic organizer to organize their thoughts.
- Students will be able to complete a paragraph frame to practice informative writing.

Use the Helping Guide to teach the lesson. Divide students into teams of 3 or 4. Students complete the Guided Practice with their team using the following topic: Scooter Riding Safety Tips. Students take the information from their thinking map and fill in the paragraph frame. Choose from 3 leveled independent practice pages to assess their understanding of the concept..

Written for 2nd grade, but can be used with 3rd grade students. Can also be used for reteaching / reengaging and extra practice.

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English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing, 2nd, 3rd, Worksheets, Lesson Plans, Student Activities, Writing Activities, Informative Writing, Expository Writing, Worksheets, Practice Pages, Thinking Map, Graphic Organizer, Brain Map, Leveled Writing Activities
Total Pages
14 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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