Informational Writing Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde
Use this lesson plan to help you teach your students about informational writing and its three common types. Students start off watching an engaging video, then apply knowledge with a writing exercise.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • define and explain informational writing
  • identify types of informational writing
  • describe text features found in informational writing
  • choose a topic and brainstorm/research an informational writing piece

Length:

  • 1 hour

Materials

  • Different examples of informational writing

Key Vocabulary

  • Informational writing
  • Process text
  • Biography
  • Cause and effect
  • Compare and contrast
  • Time and order

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.2

Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.2.a

Introduce a topic clearly, provide a general observation and focus, and group related information logically; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.2.b

Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.

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