This unit has been updated as of 2/13/19 to include daily lesson plans, resources, and activities. Please note that this unit will increase in price after 11:59 pm February 13, 2019.
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What this Product Includes
This resource includes Notebook Charts and Anchor Charts for an Informational Writing Unit. For each notebook chart, there is a Full Page Anchor Chart that can be used as Anchor Charts in your Writing Center and/or as a slide show when teaching. In my 4th grade classroom, I used the Full Page Anchor Charts to teach the lesson by projecting onto the SMART board. Then, students glued the half sheet Notebook Anchor Charts in their Writing notebook to use as a reference throughout the unit.
This unit does NOT currently have daily lesson plans. A unit planner of teaching points is provided to help guide the process. In the future, lesson plans may be added. You will find pictures of possible Anchor Charts and Writing Notebooks to help you visualize how the unit might go.
*Characteristics of an Informational Text *Writing an Informational Text *Wise Readers Ask Questions *Cause and Effect *Sort Out the Details *What does the TEXT say? *Using Text Evidence *Transition Words for Informational Writing *Organizing an Informational Text *See, Think, Wonder *See, Think, Wonder Notes on How to Use the Strategy *Text Features *Informational Writing Editing Checklist *Informational Writing Checklist and Rubric *Solving Our Spelling Problems *Paragraphs with Purpose *Instead of Says *Introductions *Conclusions *Building the Main Idea of a Paragraph *Craft Moves and Elaboration Strategies 1 *Craft Moves and Elaboration Strategies 2 *Craft Moves and Elaboration Strategies 3 *File it Away! (Graphic Organizer/Boxes and Bullets) *Show Me the Evidence (Graphic Organizer for gathering evidence from 3 sources with lines) *Show Me the Evidence (Graphic Organizer for gathering evidence from 3 sources without lines) *Show Me the Evidence (Graphic Organizer for gathering evidence from 4 sources with lines) *Show Me the Evidence (Graphic Organizer for gathering evidence from 4 sources without lines *Sorting My Evidence (Graphic Organizer to sort information) *4 Square Boxes and Bullets Writing Planner *Boxes and Bullets Planning Page *Informational Writing Checklist