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2nd Grade Informational Writing Unit

Have you been wondering how to teach information report writing to 2nd graders? It’s frustrating when your school doesn’t provide a writing curriculum (or worse, it’s an awful one). Have you found yourself googling ‘how  do  you teach second graders informational writing?!’ If so, don’t worry! I’m here to help! I’m going to share all about my 2nd grade informational writing unit .

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What’s included in this 2nd grade Informational writing unit?

First up, you’re provided with everything you need to organize your lesson planning. There’s a list of common core standards that align with the unit, suggestions for differentiation, and suggested lesson times. Also, there’s a unit scope, at-a-glance calendar, list of materials, and a video overview to help you implement the unit!

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Information writing 2nd grade Lesson plans

Next, there are 25 step-by-step expository writing lesson plans. These one page scripted plans are easy to grab and teach! The lessons in this unit follow a simple format of mini lesson, think and share, and independent writing time. There’s a short script and differentiation is included for the writing tasks.

This is NOT one of those big box curriculums where you have to sift through 10 pages of background teacher information for each lesson or read from the most BORING script. I hear so many teachers say that those curriculums are “Not teacher friendly, wordy and annoying to follow. SO many pages to read for just one lesson! “

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Informative writing posters

Next up, this unit includes 18 information writing posters. These informational writing anchor charts are a great way to share definitions, give examples, and explain concepts. They are used during the mini lesson but can also be displayed while students are writing (as reminders). Whether you’re teaching expository writing introductions or conclusions, there’s a poster to cover it!

The information report writing posters also help with brainstorming. For example, the posters will give non-fiction writing topic ideas.

There are so many topics covered. For example, you’ll find a poster about the structure of informational writing, as well as posters on things like paraphrasing, illustrations, and a table of contents.

When teaching this genre, I highly recommend using informative writing posters!

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Non-Fiction Mentor Texts

This 2nd grade informational writing unit includes six original mentor texts so you don’t have to source your own. These expository writing examples are a game-changer!

These report writing samples are written in a similar style to the writing that your students will produce. This gives them a clear idea of what their writing should be like.

Each mentor text features examples of every writing component taught in this unit. You’ll see illustrations and annotations, along with things like a table of contents and clear subtopics.

As every mentor text includes these concepts, this means that students will be exposed to the concepts before they are even taught them (early in the unit). Later in the unit, they will refresh their memory on ones already taught with the continued exposure.

These informative writing examples give constant exposure to the features of the genre, which really helps students!

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Informative writing prompts, graphic organizers, and worksheets

Whether you’re looking for informative writing prompts, information writing graphic organizers, or non-fiction writing worksheets, you’re in the right place!

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I hear many teachers say that the big box curriculum that they are provided with is so boring for students. That’s why I made sure that this unit has ENGAGING student activities!

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In this unit, students are NOT told to just ‘go off and write’ as if that will magically make them good writers! In this unit, each concept is explicitly taught and students learn all about the structure and features of expository writing. They use the printables to work on what they have learned.

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Interactive notebooks

How do you make expository writing fun? Writing lessons should be enjoyable for your students, so that’s why I recommend interactive notebooks.

Students love hands-on activities and this unit includes two informative writing interactive notebooks!

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EDITING CHECKLISTS

How do you teach students to edit and revise their writing? An information writing editing checklist, of course!

At the end of this unit, students write a first draft and proofread their work using two expository writing editing checklists. One is a more general 2nd grade writing editing checklist for things like spelling and punctuation.

The other is specifically a non-fiction writing checklist that focuses on areas like subtopics and facts.

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WRITING FOLDER

Next up, you’ll need a writing notebook cover or writing folder cover page!

There’s a workbook cover provided in this unit that comes in boy and girl versions! You can choose between the wording ‘folder, journal, or notebook’.

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‘All About’ Book Template

At the end of this unit, students create an all about animals book as their final writing piece. They choose an animal and write on the animal research report template.

The report writing template is very versatile! There are dotted and plain line versions, with pages that have small and large amounts of lines. There are blank lined pages, as well as more scaffolded ones where sentence frames are provided to prompt students.

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  • Publishing party

The unit ends with a publishing party! Writing certificates and compliment notes are handed out. Students get an opportunity to share their work with the class!

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Early finishers

If you have students who finish early, you don’t have to tell them to ‘read a book’ or frantically find something else to entertain them or extend them. In this unit, 24 informative writing task cards are provided. These informational writing prompt task cards feature fun topics for students to respond to.

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Report WRITING ASSESSMENT RUBRIC

This unit starts and finishes with an expository writing assessment. There’s a writing prompt ‘all about my home’. This is the informative writing pre-assessment. Then, there is the ‘all about’ booklet which is an information writing post assessment.

The informational writing rubric gets used twice! It comes with lots of directions, examples, and elaborations to help you understand it.

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A great thing about this unit –

This unit is student and teacher friendly! Color and black and white options are always given. The teacher directions and hyperlinked table of contents make each document easy to navigate and understand. The mentor texts come in PDF and PowerPoint versions. The certificates and book covers come in boy and girl versions. The worksheets often have dotted and plain line versions. This unit has been designed to be easy to implement!

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WHAT LESSONS ARE TAUGHT IN THis 2nd grade informational writing UNIT?

Here’s a look at the lessons:

First, lessons 1-5

  • What is informational writing?
  • Is it informational writing?
  • I am an expert
  • Choosing subtopics
  • What is a definition?

Then, lessons 6-10

  • What is a fact?
  • Paraphrasing
  • Illustrations and annotations
  • The butterfly life cycle
  • The introduction

Also, lessons 11-15

  • The rainforest
  • The conclusion
  • Subheadings
  • Table of contents

After that, lessons 16-20

  • Brainstorming
  • Researching
  • The first draft part 1
  • The first draft part 2

Finally, lessons 20-25

  • Time to revise
  • Time to edit
  • The final draft part 1
  • The final draft part 2

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This  5 week  unit has EVERYTHING you need, because let’s be honest, teachers are time poor.

Let’s get your evenings and weekends back, my friend! Take a break from lesson planning and searching for engaging materials. It’s all right here.

This unit comes from Terrific Writing . It’s a curriculum that is standards based (to the common core) and genre based.

Are you struggling to teach writing? Do your students hate writing lessons?

Does your school not provide you with a writing curriculum? Or worse, is it awful? 

What if there was a way for your writing lessons to be  engaging  for students and  enjoyable  for you to teach?

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How to Teach Informative Writing

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n this post, I share 5 tips for How to Teach Informative Writing and provide details about my Informational Writing Unit resources for for Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade students. Be sure to download 3 FREE Informational Writing Graphic Organizers!

We write for a variety of purposes. The most popular are to inform, entertain, explain, or persuade. While we teach our students to write for each of these different purposes, the ability to effectively write an informative piece of writing is a highly important skill for students to learn. It is one of the most common types of writing we use in our everyday lives.

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Today I’m excited to share 5 tips for teaching informational writing, as well as a valuable resource that has everything you need to teach informative writing to your kindergarten , first grade , or second grade students! 

1.  Read Informative Writing Mentor Texts 

As a teacher, you may “Start with the end in mind”  when you plan out your units of study, but it also applies to students learning about different genres of writing.  Before you can ask your students to write in a genre that is new to them, you must first immerse them in it.  

So to begin your informational writing unit, you’ll want to share lots of quality informational texts with your students.  These mentor texts provide students with excellent examples of informational writing. As you read them aloud, highlight the way the author structures their writing and the features they include to help make their writing more clear for the reader.  All of these things will help students better understand what type of writing we are asking them to do.    

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When you’re picking informative mentor texts to share with your students there are a few things to consider .  First, do you (the educator) think it is excellent?  Second, is it easy for your students to understand?  And finally, is it relevant to the type of writing you are teaching?  If you answer “Yes!” to all three, then you’re good to go!

To help you out I’ve created a list of excellent mentor texts you can use when teaching Informative Writing to kindergarten, first, or second grade students.  

A List of Informative Writing Mentor Texts:

Gail Gibbons

  • The Moon Book
  • The Pumpkin Book

Nicola Davies

  • One Tiny Turtle
  • Big Blue Whale
  • Bat Loves the Night
  • Surprising Sharks

Jim Arnosky

  • Slither and Crawl
  • Frozen Wild
  • Beachcombing: Exploring the Seashore

Diana Aston

  • An Egg is Quiet
  • A Beetle is Shy
  • A Seed is Sleepy
  • A Rock is Lively

I’ve saved all these titles on one board so you can easily take a closer look at these mentor texts. Click here to see this list on Amazon .  

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2.   Model Your Own Informational Writing

Never underestimate the importance of modeling!  It’s the most powerful tool in your arsenal.  

When teaching informative writing first model how to choose a topic.  Picking a topic is fun and easy because you get to choose something you already know a lot about!

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Remind students that they are already experts in so many areas!!  This can be a big confidence booster for kids who might normally struggle to come up with ideas to write about.  Use think alouds to show them how you brainstorm a list of topics you already know a lot about and show them how you narrow it down to one.  

Next, model how you gather information and organize your ideas.  For informative writing you can show them how you use your prior knowledge, as well as pull important information from outside resources like books and websites. 

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Finally, reread your work aloud and show students how you catch silly mistakes such as spelling, capitalization or punctuation errors.  You can also show how you add more details to make your piece more informative for your reader.  

3.  Use Anchor Charts

You want your students to know that when they write an informative piece they are sharing facts, or true information, with their reader. They are not sharing their opinion. It is important to take time to review fact vs. opinion with your students. You can create an anchor chart that clearly defines fact vs. opinion and then practice determining if different statements are facts or opinions.

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You will also want to create an anchor chart using the writing you model. This will serve as another example of excellent informative writing. As a class, add labels to identify the topic sentence, supporting facts/details and the closing sentence in your shared writing. 

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Post these anchor charts in your writing center so your students can refer back to them and use them as support as they write their own pieces.

4.  Allow students to edit and share their writing

Provide a good writers checklist at your writing center.  For informative writing you’ll want the checklist to include items such,  “Does my writing have a topic sentence?”  “Did I include enough facts?” and “Do I have a closing sentence?”, as well reminders to check for spelling, capitalization, and punctuation errors.  

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Give students the opportunity to share their writing with others!  Pair students with partners and let them read their pieces to each other. 

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You can teach them to provide each other with a bit of feedback by encouraging them to use sentence starters such as, “I like the way you….:” ,  “I learned that….” or “Your writing made me wonder….”.  Of course, this is also something you’d first want to model. Posting these sentence starters in your writing center provides support and helps to keep students focused and on-task.  

 5. Provide Daily Opportunities for Students to Write

As with all things, writing takes PRACTICE!  Informative writing requires students to do a lot of hard work. It requires that they think carefully about their purpose for writing. Then they must plan what they’ll say and how they’ll say it.

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Finally, they’ve got to get it down on the paper in a way that is clear for the reader.   That’s a lot for a young child! 

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Students need dedicated instructional time to learn the skills and strategies necessary to become effective writers, as well as time to practice what they learn. When you think about your daily instructional schedule, make sure you are giving your students ample opportunities to practice their informational writing through whole group instruction, small groups and/or through independent practice in writing centers. 

Informative Writing Unit For Kindergarten, First, and Second Grade Students

We know informational writing requires a lot from students, but planning these informative writing units is also A LOT of work for you as the teacher!

To help you out I created informative writing units that have the essential resources you need to teach and students to independently practice informational writing!  These units are a perfect addition to your literacy work in writing centers.

Today I’m excited to share with you the details about my Kindergarten Informative , 1st Grade Informative, and my 2nd grade Informative writing units!

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These units were developed with standards-based research specific to each grade. They have EVERYTHING you need to give your students ample amounts of practice writing informational pieces. You can use them within whole class or small group lessons, or as a literacy center where students can practice independently!  

What’s Included in these Informative Writing Resources?

Informative Writing Graphic Organizers & Centers - Kindergarten Informational

The kindergarten , first grade, and the second grade resources all include information to help you teach the unit, as well as mini-lesson to provide your students a review of informative writing.  You’ll get a list of suggested mentor texts and online resources, academic vocabulary posters, a printable fact vs. opinion anchor chart, and graphic organizers appropriate for each grade level.

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The kindergarten resource also includes the materials needed for students to create seasonal writing mini-books . Each mini-book comes with traceable sentence stems and a picture supported vocabulary word bank. This helps your young writers brainstorm ideas for what to write about and support their spelling.

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You’ll also get an editing checklist that is specific to informative writing but also appropriate for the kindergarten level.

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Instead of a seasonal mini-book, the first grade and second grade resource comes with seasonal writing prompts . You’ll get 5 informative writing prompts for each season, so you can practice informative writing all throughout the year. 

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The prompts are both PRINTABLE & DIGITAL.  The digital version has been  PRELOADED  for you,  with 1 click add them  to your Google Drive or upload them to SeeSaw.

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Each seasonal prompt also comes with publishing paper that includes a story specific vocabulary bank to provide spelling support and help students get ideas for what to write about.  

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Finally, you’ll also get a self-editing checklist and rubric that have both been made specifically for informative writing.  This rubric can be used to help guide students as they work on their pieces, and/or as a self-assessment tool.     

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I love these resources because they can be used in so many different ways.  They offer opportunities for students to practice informative writing as a whole class, in small groups, as a literacy center activity, for homework, or as a meaningful activity for when you have a substitute teacher!  They provide k-2 students with all the practice they need to master informative writing! 

FREE Informational Writing Graphic Organizers

Are you ready to begin teaching informative writing in your classroom? To help get your students started, I am happy to offer you 3 FREE informational writing graphic organizers! Download them here!

Helping your students to develop their ability to explain their ideas and share information with others is a valuable academic and life skill they will use well beyond the walls of your classroom.  I hope the information and resources I’ve shared today will help to bring stronger informative writing instruction and more meaningful practice to your kindergarten, first and second grade classrooms!

Be on the lookout for my next post that will focus on another genre… Opinion Writing ! I’ll share information and tips for teaching opinion writing, as well as give you details about my Opinion Writing Units for Kindergarten , First and Second grade students!

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How to Teach Informative Writing in 2nd Grade with Spectacular Results

Teaching Informative Writing in 2nd Grade

Not going to lie.. informative writing can be daunting. Which makes teaching informative writing that much more daunting. However, it doesn’t have to be a battle and it can even be FUN!

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Important Concepts:

Students need to learn how to research facts about a topic and restate those facts in their own words. Both parts of that concept can be difficult.

Research might be hard with students who are just learning to read. A great way to combat that is to do research as a class or in small groups.

Restating facts in students’ own words is an easier concept to teach. This can be done with lots of modeling and guided practice.

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By second grade, students should be able to write a topic sentence, 3-4 fact sentences WITH details, and a closing sentence. This means student writing should be anywhere from 5-10 sentences at least. However, many students are ready to write in paragraphs by second grade and should be encouraged to do so by adding more detail sentences to each event.

Challenges:

Students might struggle understanding the difference between an event and a detail. Talk to students about how an event is SOMETHING that happened, and details are the supporting ideas that help tell that story. Details can add dialogue, words from 5 senses, or more explicitly explain certain subjects from their writing.

going through the writing process anchor charts and posters for 2nd graders or elementary students

The Writing Process:

I cannot stress enough the importance of taking your students through the writing process every single week, for every single genre. This involves brainstorming/planning, drafting, revising, editing, publishing, grading and sharing.

Hook/Brainstorm:

Getting students EXCITED can be half the battle during writing. I love to tie all of my writing projects to engaging read alouds and fun topics. You can find my favorite narrative writing companions here.

It is equally important to MODEL each step of the writing process for students. After reading aloud our companion text, I typically will read aloud my model. I also will then model my own plan so students can see what I am looking for when it is their turn to write.

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Then, it is time for students to make a plan. Be sure not to skip this phase, it is NOT writing a full draft, but rather jotting down their ideas they are going to write about. They can use bullet points or pictures to gather their ideas, but this should NOT be done in full sentences and should not take longer than 5-10 minutes.

Informative writing strategies - anchor chart

I like to give students two full days to draft for narrative writing. Each week, we focus on a different important skill that needs to be taught during narrative writing. Some skills we focus on are:

• Transition Words • Topic Sentences • Closing Sentences • Adding Details such as adjectives, prepositions, similes, metaphors, etc. • Adding Dialogue • Writing with a problem and a solution

Typically, students write their topic sentence, and first two events and details one day. Then, I have them write their second two events and details, along with the closing on the second day. We focus on the skill of the week, while also reinforcing the other skills that were previously taught.

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Revising/Editing:

I spend a lot of time at the beginning of the year setting up a peer editing time that is productive for students. We spend an entire day revising and editing, and I also roam the room and select certain students each week to conference with during this time.

Depending on the length of your writing block, you can either meet with all of your students or rotate through small groups of them each week.

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Publish, Grade, Share:

I always have students publish a piece of writing every single week. We add it to our writing portfolios that we take home at the end of the year. When students finish publishing, I have them grade themselves on the rubric. Self-assessment is such a powerful tool for students.

After they self grade, we find time to share each week. This can be partner sharing, author’s chair, sharing with buddies, recording themselves reading or more.

What are your favorite strategies for teaching informative writing in 2nd grade? Drop some tips and tricks in the comments below!

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