This W.1.2 Informative Writing and Explanatory Writing unit includes lesson plans, writing prompts, writing papers, graphic organizers, and assessments perfect for making your Informative Writing unit a breeze. In first grade, students must introduce topic/text, supply facts, and provide a sense of closure.
*There is now a digital component included in this resource. The graphic organizers, prompts, writing papers, and assessment pieces are now created in Google Slides. You can get access to the digital versions on page 5 of the PDF. Please keep in mind that the lesson plans are not digitized at this time, only the graphic organizers, writing prompts, writing papers, and assessments.
There are 10 lesson plans, which can be spread out over the course of 3 or 4 weeks. There are many activities within each lesson plans, which should take you about 2 or 3 days to complete each. The lesson plans are scaffolded to gradually teach the process of writing opinion pieces.
1- Fact vs. Opinion (similar to Opinion Writing Unit’s 1st lesson)
2- Organization of an Informative Piece
3- Writing Strong Facts
4- Strong Introductions
5- Body and Illustrations
6- Strong Conclusions
7- How-To Focus
8- All-About Focus
9, 10, and 11- Putting It All Together Writing Pieces
There are also…
–Writing Prompts for cyclical practice throughout the year
–Graphic organizers to use as needed
–Writing papers with primary lines and regular lines (3 options with picture sizes)
–Assessments (teacher and self)
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**Please keep in mind if you are buying multiple grade levels, the 2nd and 3rd Grade Informative Writing sets will have some overlapping activities BUT the prompts, pictures, and topics will be completely different.**
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This unit covers the Writing Common Core State Standard W.1.2:
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.