Planning for Informational Writing with 5th Grade

Informational Writing 5th Grade  (a slideshow presentation)

Fifth grade teachers and students are beginning to focus on informational writing.  One of our fantastic 5th grade teachers, Ms. Lockett, collaborated with me to teach a lesson about planning and creating notecards for informational writing.  Before the lesson, the students selected a non-fiction book on their Accelerated Reader level and started reading.  During the lesson, we reviewed the powerpoint together, started writing a plan, practiced adding details from the book to notecards, and cited the non-fiction book on their selected topic.

As a follow-up, the students will meet in small groups with their teacher to gauge the progress that they are making in preparation for informational writing.  I am so excited to read the informational pieces that they write!

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