See the entire "What I Already Know" informational writing unit by downloading the preview.
Are your students being asked to write informational text about a topic that is familiar to them? Students love this project. It gives them permission to write like an expert about a topic they know and love.
This is an entire nonfiction writing unit in an easy-to-use scaffolded format. Scaffolding is the sequencing of content, materials, and tasks. Terms are defined within the materials. Move through the work, with students, bit-by-bit as time allows.
Materials are shared between two student packets.
The resource packet includes:
An optional cover for student resources
A quote for analysis, discussion, and debate
A chart for brainstorming topics and subtopics
Developing chapter titles
A draft glossary
A text features reference chart
Revision and editing guidelines
Pages for lengthening chapters
The student "What I Already Know" book includes:
A cover page
A table of contents
An introduction, 5 chapters, and a conclusion
A final draft glossary
Everything your students need to be successful nonfiction writers.
A way to quickly improve student writing is "Writing Anchor Charts and Student Writing Resources."
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