This is a differentiated writing mini unit using an original informational text on dogs to teach close reading and the writing connection. This informational text writing mini unit has students close read, take notes, partner talk, practice fluency through phrasing, answer questions, write sentences using scaffolds, plan their writing, and write their piece. There is even a scaffolded version for students who need a little more support. The unit includes:
*An informational text on dogs(with places to annotate text features)-two versions
*Annotation reference page
*Background information page
*Text features pages (differentiated)
*Two-column note page
*Web note page
*Language frames for student talk based on informational text
*Phrasing on article to build fluency for those who need extra support when reading close read article
*High frequency tally pages that break article down into two fluency passages
*Graphic organizer to plan informational writing-two versions
*Writing paper for final piece
*Writing paper master
*Scaffolded writing paper for final piece.
*Easy to read mini-book on dogs with real photographs
*Questions that rely on textual evidence using mini-book
*Note taking page for mini-book
This mini unit is a perfect way to blend CCSS Reading Informational Text and CCSS Writing Informative Texts. Thank you for taking the time to look at my product! Let me know if you have questions.
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