Writing Resources for WJ 2:
Informative Writing and Conducting a Research
Informative writing allows the writer to analyze and synthesize information from multiple sources (primary and secondary sources) in order to produce text that brings new perspective on a concept or process. You need to take into consideration your purpose and audience. (View the first file doc below: What Does Info Writing Look Like). It usually starts with questions the student is wondering.
Informative writing may have the following elements: table of content, headings, illustrations, graphs, maps, charts, tables, diagrams, words in bold for glossary, index, footnotes, interviews, bibliography, dedication pages, materials list, steps, website URLs, author's page, statistics, polls, etc.
This writing may include a variety of mediums: reports, manuals (how-to books), articles, newspapers, brochures, books, biographies, interviews, recipe books, blogs, websites, consumer reports, script for newscast, informative play script, travel book, business report, etc.
www.aea267.k12.ia.us/english-language-arts/writing/text-types-and-purposes/informational-writing/Explains in depth the definition of informative writing using videos of teachers teaching the skills. There are also examples of student work. Check out this website to learn more!
Don't forget to use our Universal Resources: davincik8.org/wp/dvia-sponsored-digital-resources
Reading/Writing A-Z has great resources for reading and writing graphic organizers www.writinga-z.com/main/WritingTeacher/View/InformativeExplanatory
Remember to add Transition Words in your writing: www.smart-words.org/linking-words/transition-words.html Go here to download a list of transition words for multiple uses.
Here are some resources I found online to help you get started with a short research project. Please note: Take what you want from them, but don't feel your student has to complete everything listed in some of the documents. Allow your student more autonomy, voice, and choice.