Informative Writing Unit Grades 6-8

Informative Writing Unit Grades 6-8


This NEW comprehensive Informative Writing unit was specifically designed for middle school teachers to follow through the WRITING PROCESS with already prepped modeled lessons. Every lesson builds upon the previous skill within one piece of writing, which gives students a thorough understanding of how to put a piece of writing together. It is also EDITABLE.


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★ Scripted Lesson Plans

★ Model Writing (Included for every mini lesson)

★ 5 Informative Passages

★ Anchor Charts

★ DIFFERENTIATED Interactive Pages

★ Practice Printables

★ Task Cards (Great for centers or extra practice)

★ 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 Evidence

7. Prewriting- How to Brainstorm

8. Prewriting- Using Graphic Organizers

9. How to Determine Task, Audience, Purpose

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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