This lesson gives your students practice researching an inventor to write an informative essay. Students will use a graphic organizer to take notes on the research they conduct in the library or on the internet.
Knowing how to write an effective persuasive letter is a powerful tool. Students will learn how to advocate for their ideas by planning and drafting a well-supported persuasive letter on an issue of their choice.
Encourage your second graders to develop a well-reasoned argument about the length of recesses with this writing prompt and rubric. Students can use the pre-writing planner to develop their argument, then they'll write out their opinion on page two.
Before students write opinion pieces, they need to understand the difference between facts and opinions. This worksheet teaches them to do just that by having students cut out various statements and sort them into fact and opinion categories.
This lesson plan teaches students about Jean-Michel Basquiat and his life as a child. First, students will listen to a story and figure out the main topic and details. Next, students will be asked to think deeply about what it means to be an artist and some of the types of art they like to create. Perfect for first graders and second graders, the lesson Black Artists: Basquiat highlights reading informational texts and building vocabulary.
Help your students solidify their use of transition words with this cute version of the classic ugly duckling story. By helping to fill in the missing transition words throughout the narrative, students will flex their sequencing and organization skills.
Students will have the opportunity to fine-tune their writing by adding, deleting, or reworking content in their informational essay drafts. They’ll use a checklist to guide this critical step in the writing process.
Students can start a personal narrative with a clear problem and solution by using this activity to organize their story. This handy graphic organizer will have students consider various aspects of their problem and solution, and how it made them feel.