W.2.2 Informative Writing and Explanatory Writing


Total Pages: 140
File Size: 8 MB


This W.2.2 Informative Writing and Explanatory Writing product 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.

*This resource now includes a digital component. The graphic organizers, prompts, writing papers, and assessment pieces now exist 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. These 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- Structure of an Informative Piece
2- Strong Facts and Definitions
3- Strong Introductions
4- Body & Paragraphs
5- Strong Conclusions
6- How-To Writing Focus
7- All-About Writing Focus
8, 9, and 10- 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 1st and 3rd Grade Opinion Writing sets will have some overlapping activities BUT the prompts, pictures, and topics will be completely different. Several of the activities are changed, too, but it follows a similar format.**

This W.2.2 Informative Writing and Explanatory Writing purchase is for one single classroom only.

If you would like to share this product with other classrooms, make sure to buy the extra licenses. Please contact me for a quote at jessica.L.tobin@gmail.com for a site license.

This unit covers the Writing Common Core State Standard W.2.2:


Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.


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