W.2.2

Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.

 


VOCABULARY
  • concluding statement
  • linking words and phrases
  • definitions

  • opinions
  • explanatory text
  • supportive details

  • facts
  • figures
  • illustrations
  • informative text

INTEGRATION IDEAS
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  • Model the use of graphic organizers to establish key details about a topic. Link various details to show connections and/or a progression. Then model using the graphic organizer as an outline or planning tool for students' own compositions.
  • Frequently discuss figures, diagrams, and explanatory illustrations from informative texts. Practice making similar figures during shared writing.
  • Frequently point out distinctions between facts and opinions or thoughts in current event texts such as news paper articles.
  • Highlight concluding statements or sentences in texts.

QUESTIONS TO FOCUS INSTRUCTION  what's this 

  • How can I get young writers to add details to their writing or illustrations?
  • How can I foster summative or conclusive statements in students' writing?
  • What supporting tools can I use to help students organize their thoughts and writing?


LEARNING PROGRESSION
Go to W.1.2 to see skills mastered prior to this.
Go to W.3.2 to see the progression of related skills.