Writers Workshop: Expository, Informational Writing Unit, Lessons, Posters

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This writer's workshop unit has everything you need to introduce and develop informative writing in your classroom!

Your students will create conduct research and write an essay.

This unit includes:

*11 step by step lessons to teach expository writing. Each lesson includes a mini lesson, independent writing, and shared writing. Anchor chart pieces, mini-anchor charts for students' writer's notebooks, conferencing labels and sticky notes, goal setting pages are included.

Mini lessons include:

*What is expository writing? Generating ideas.

*Selecting a topic.

*What is research? How do you know a source is reliable?

*Taking notes and sorting information.

*What is paraphrasing?

*Using informational text features in your own writing.

*Forming a thesis statement.

*Writing a strong introduction that includes your thesis statement.

*Using vocabulary, definitions, and examples specific to your topic.

*Using transition words.

*Writing a concluding paragraph.

*FIVE extra mini lessons included: making a list of sources, prepositions, using the dictionary or internet to find the meaning of unknown words, and a standards based expository writing checklist.

*TWELVE classroom posters included.

*Revising and editing tools include helpful bookmarks, labels to keep tools such as colored pencils and highlighters, and spider legs for students to use while revising.

*A personal spelling dictionary to keep track of easily misspelled words.

*Labels for student folders: students name, what I'm working on, and writing tools.

*Paper for published work: 20 lined pages with 20 coordinated unlined pages for writing and illustrations of published work.

*Student friendly rubric based on grades 3-5 CCCS standards and I Can Statements.

*Bulletin board letters: #allabouthefacts and Expository Writing

*Binder cover, spines, dividers to keep all your pages organized

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*Launching Writing Worshop

*Personal Narrative Writing

*Opinion Writing

*Descriptive Writing

*Imaginative Writing

*Procedural Writing

*Persuasive Writing

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