Writing Informational Text


ELAR-Grade-4 Non-fiction Texts Writing Informational Text
Students write an informational passage with a description organizational structure. First, they choose a topic and then move through the writing process from prewriting, to drafting, to revising and editing. They use informational text features in their writing. Students will self-evaluate based on a rubric.

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Overview

In this experience, students write an informational passage with a description organizational structure. First, they choose a topic and then move through the writing process from prewriting, to drafting, to revising and editing. They use informational text features in their writing. 

Decide if you want to allow students to choose their own topics, or if you want to prepare a list of topics that are connected to what students are learning in other subjects, such as science or social studies.

At the end of the experience, students will self-evaluate their work based on a rubric. You may review the rubric with them at any point during this experience.

Objectives

  • Plan and write informational text, moving through the writing process.
  • Apply informational text features and organizational strategies to an informational passage.
  • Revise and edit informational text.

Duration

One week. You may want students to draft or research information outside of classroom time.


The purpose of informational text is to inform or teach the reader about a topic. In this experience, you will choose a topic to write about and then develop your own informational passage while moving through the writing process. You will add text features to your informational passage.

Objectives

  • Plan and write informational text, moving through the writing process.
  • Apply informational text features and organizational strategies to an informational passage.
  • Revise and edit informational text.


girl writing in class

Everyone is an expert at something. Think about a topic you know a lot about, maybe a hobby or a subject that you enjoy reading about.


List topics about which you know a lot. What can you teach others about? 



You can use student responses to create a class “expert” list for students to reference in case any students are having difficulty choosing a topic.


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