Informative essays have a structure that is fairly easy to dissect. This lesson includes an anchor essay which students will mark up, a mixed-up essay outline for them to sort, and a web for them to organize ideas for their own essay.
A deeper understanding of what constitutes a complete sentence will help your young writers understand how to create technically correct and more complex sentences. This practice will help students edit and revise their writing.
Most stories have a message for the reader! Help students determine a story's theme so that kids are prepared to compare stories with similar themes. Use this on its own or as support to the lesson Head to Head Fiction Reflections.
The hardest part of writing an essay can be the first few steps. This lesson and accompanying graphic organizers will help students map out their ideas and practice crafting paragraphs. With this support, your writers will be off and running!
How much fun can you have reviewing the four kinds of sentences? You’re about to find out! This lesson culminates with a classroom game that doubles as a group review of declarative, exclamatory, interrogative, and imperative sentences.
In this lesson, students will practice identifying the subject and predicate of a sentence and making predictions with textual evidence as they read short fictional texts. Use it as a stand alone lesson or as a precursor to What's Next?
Do you want your students to have confident, informative discussions? Build student discourse and writing confidence with these comparison sentence frames! Students will use sentence and paragraph frames to practice comparing two nouns of their choice.
Explaining Illustrations with Declarative Sentences
In this lesson, students will examine illustrations and write about them using declarative sentences. This can be used on its own or as support for the lesson A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words: Connecting Text and Illustrations.
Support discussions about main ideas and summarization with these helpful language frames. This worksheet will help your students organize their thoughts and information from a nonfiction paragraph or text.