W.K.7 and W.K.8 Shared Writing & Research Writing



This W.K.7 and W.K.8 Shared Writing & Research Writing unit helps students learn how to find information in books and provided resources. It gives them practice and ample ways to practice researching and writing.

*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 6 lesson plans, which can be spread out over the course of 2 or 3 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 research writing.


1- Learning About Research Writing
2- Using Texts to Learn More
3- Practicing Shared Research
4- Shared Research- Opinion on Favorite Author
5- Research Project #1- Favorite Reptile
6- Research Project #2- Favorite Mammal

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 Grade Opinion Writing sets will have some overlapping activities BUT the prompts, pictures, and topics will be completely different.**

This W.K.7 and W.K.8 Shared Writing & Research Writing unit purchase is for one single classroom only.
If you’re interested in sharing with other classrooms, make sure to buy the extra licenses. If you are interested in a site license, please contact me for a quote at [email protected].

This unit covers the Writing Common Core State Standard W.K.7 and W.K.8:

Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of books by a favorite author and express opinions about them).

With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.