8th Grade Informative Writing, 8th Grade Writing, Middle School Writing

8th Grade Informative Writing, 8th Grade Writing, Middle School Writing


Do you need help teaching 8th Grade Informative Writing? This Step-by-Step Writing® Unit has EVERYTHING needed to teach 8TH GRADE Informative Writing. The research-based unit from the 8th-grade writing program was specifically designed for teachers and homeschool parents to EASILY follow through the WRITING PROCESS with already prepped anchor charts, scripted lesson plans, modeled lessons, original mentor text, and practice. Every lesson builds upon the previous skill within one piece of essay writing, which gives students a thorough understanding of how to put a quality informative essay together. You will turn your reluctant writers into ROCKSTAR WRITERS®! SEE PREVIEW.



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★ Scripted Lesson Plans

★ Model Writing (Included for every mini-lesson)

★ 5 Informative Passages to use for Prompts

★ Anchor Charts

★ DIFFERENTIATED Interactive Pages

★ Practice Printables

★ Task Cards (Great for centers or extra practice)

★ ORIGINAL MENTOR TEXT and Suggested Mentor Text List

★ Notebook Cover Page and Tab

★ Informative Writing Checklist

★ Common Core Opinion Elements Checklist

★ Writing Goals Form

★ Peer Reflection Form

★ Self-Reflection Form

★ Tracking Progress Form

★ Informative Writing Rubric (3-point and 4-point)

★ Weekly Writing Guide for Students

★ Writing Prompt Cards

★ Choice Research Assignment



1. What is Informative Writing

2. Strategies for Informative Writing

3. 5 Types of Claims

4. Informative Elements

5. Credible Sources

6. Types of Relevant Facts

7. Prewriting- How to Brainstorm

8. Prewriting- Using Graphic Organizers

9. How to Determine Task, Audience, Purpose, Formal Style

10. Organization Structures

11. Writing an Introduction

12. Writing a Body (Power of 3, facts and details)

13. How to Take Notes, Avoid Plagiarism, Citing Sources

14. Writing a Conclusion

15. Strategies to Write a Rough Draft

16. How to Plan a Writing Goal

17. DARE to Revise (How to Delete, Add, Rearrange, Exchange)

18. How to Write a Rockin’ Beginning (Strong Leads)

19. Using Transition Words

20. Adding Key Words

21. How to Provide Sentence Variety

22. How to Write a Jammin’ Conclusion

23. How to Craft a Title

24. CUPS to Edit

25. Editing Capitalization

26. Editing Usage

27. Editing Punctuation

28. Editing Spelling

29. Graphics/ Heading/ Picture Captions

30. Table of Contents and Glossary

31. Rules for Peer Reflections

32. Writing a Final Copy


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