Ch 12: FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Informative Writing

About This Chapter

Help your students understand informative writing principles with this comprehensive FSA test prep course. In this chapter, easy-to-understand video lessons teach students how to effectively write in an informative way.

FSA-Grade 7 ELA: Informative Writing - Chapter Summary

The intention behind most writings is to inform readers on various topics, ideas or information. Being able to convey that information in an accurate and concise manner will determine whether readers understand the message of the text. This chapter teaches students how to write informatively by examining:

  • Definition and structure of an informative essay
  • Writing objectively and precisely
  • Introduction of topic information
  • Organizing ideas, information and concepts
  • Paragraph and writing structure
  • Transition sentences and conclusions
  • Evaluating of sources

Each video lesson in this FSA test prep course chapter details the essential elements of informative writing. This information will help your students study and practice this writing process so they will be adequately prepared for this portion of the FSA exam. Students will have the opportunity to review the video material with brief quizzes and a chapter exam to highlight any areas that need further practice.

FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Informative Writing Chapter Objectives

The Florida Standards Assessments are given to students in all grade levels from kindergarten to 12th grade to gauge if students are meeting the state's education standards. Students are tested in math, reading and writing. This FSA test prep chapter on informative writing is reflected in the writing stimulus portion of the exam. Students will be given a writing prompt where they will be asked to use informative/explanatory writing techniques in an essay on the topic provided. Students can draw from the knowledge they gained in this chapter to organize their ideas, correctly structure their sentences and paragraphs and properly use source information to clearly and accurately convey their message for the given topic.

10 Lessons in Chapter 12: FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Informative Writing
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Informative Essay: Definition, Examples & Structure

1. Informative Essay: Definition, Examples & Structure

There are many ways to inform your reader on a topic, from comparing and contrasting to providing a simple definition. Watch this lesson to learn about informative essays and how they educate readers through different formats.

Objective Writing: Definition & Examples

2. Objective Writing: Definition & Examples

Literally meaning 'uninfluenced by personal feelings in representing facts,' objective writing strives to do just that. This lesson will discuss the purpose of objective writing, as well as show you how to both identify and use it to your advantage, through examples and quizzing.

How to Introduce a Topic Clearly With a Summary Preview

3. How to Introduce a Topic Clearly With a Summary Preview

Here's a simple, surefire way to write an introduction for your paper, including a summary preview (or what some teachers call a thesis statement). This works for almost all papers, including definition, classification, comparison/contrast or cause/effect papers. Try this simple approach to set up your paper easily.

Organizing and Categorizing Ideas, Concepts and Information

4. Organizing and Categorizing Ideas, Concepts and Information

In this lesson, you will learn clear, simple ways to group your ideas together. First, you'll figure out what the paper is about, and then the rest is easy!

Writing: Main Idea, Thesis Statement & Topic Sentences

5. Writing: Main Idea, Thesis Statement & Topic Sentences

What exactly is your essay about? Writing great thesis statements and topic sentences that align with your main idea will help readers to understand the theme, ideas, and central focus of your essay.

Basic Essay Structure: The Five-Paragraph Essay

6. Basic Essay Structure: The Five-Paragraph Essay

Working with an established essay structure provides writers with the necessary elements of a successful essay. In this lesson, we'll work through the drafting process for the five-paragraph essay and make note of important dos and don'ts.

How to Write and Use Transition Sentences

7. How to Write and Use Transition Sentences

Like a road map, transitions guide readers through your essay. This lesson examines the way writers transition between sentences, within paragraphs and between paragraphs to make for a smooth reading experience.

The Importance of Using Precise Language in Writing

8. The Importance of Using Precise Language in Writing

The simple tips in this lesson will help your writing come to life. Learn how to choose particular nouns and verbs that are active or that show precise states of being, perfect modifiers, and, as an added bonus, a very powerful writing tool: similes.

How to Use Sources to Write Essays and Evaluate Evidence

9. How to Use Sources to Write Essays and Evaluate Evidence

When writing an essay, you will often be asked to utilize appropriate sources for evidence, including facts and definitions. In this video, we will talk about the ways we can utilize and evaluate sources and evidence.

How To Write Effective Conclusions: Importance and Elements

10. How To Write Effective Conclusions: Importance and Elements

Follow this easy method to write a wonderful conclusion to your paper. Here you will find everything you need, including some most excellent writing tips!

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