Primary Step-by-Step Informative Writing

Primary Step-by-Step Informative Writing


This informative writing resource is a part of the year-long Step-by-Step Writing® Program for primary grades. This informative writing unit is filled with engaging lessons (scripted), anchor charts, modeling, mentor text, interactive notebook pages, practice, task cards, graphic organizers, checklists, and rubrics necessary to teach and assess opinion writing.

Scaffolding through the writing process continues to be an effective and successful approach to teach writing. Every lesson builds upon the previous skill within one piece of writing. This provides students with a thorough understanding of how to put a quality piece of writing together. It helps even the most reluctant writers become ROCKSTAR WRITERS!

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★ Scripted Lesson Plans

★ Model Writing (Included for every mini lesson)

★ 5 Informative Passage Prompts

★ Anchor Charts

★ DIFFERENTIATED Interactive Pages

★ Practice Printables

★ Task Cards (Great for centers or extra practice)

★ Original Mentor Text and a Suggested Mentor Text List

★ Notebook Cover Page and Tab

★ Informative Writing Checklist

★ Trash Can Word List

★ Writing Goals Form

★ Peer Reflection Form

★ Self-Reflection Form

★ Tracking Progress Form

★ Informative Writing Rubric

★ Weekly Writing Guide for Students

★ Writing Prompt Cards

★ Choice Research Assignment


1. Informative Elements

2. Prewriting- How to Brainstorm

3. Prewriting- Using Graphic Organizers

4. Organization Structures

5. Writing an Introduction

6. Writing a Body (facts and details)

7. How to Take Notes, Avoid Plagiarism, Citing Sources (the primary way)

8. Writing a Conclusion

9. Strategies to Write a Rough Draft

10. How to Plan a Writing Goal

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

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

13. Using Transition Words

14. Adding Key Words

15. How to Write a Jammin’ Conclusion

16. How to Craft a Title

17. CUPS to Edit

18. Editing Capitalization

19. Editing Usage

20. Editing Punctuation

21. Editing Spelling

22. Graphics/ Heading/ Picture Captions

23. Table of Contents and Glossary

24. Rules for Peer Reflections

25. Writing a Final Copy


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