For this week’s assignment, you will be crafting a justification for the inclusion of informational writing into a lesson that you already use with your students in your classroom. Think about the videos you’ve watched or even articles you’ve read concerning informational writing. Then, write up a lesson plan justification (it will most likely only be 1 page long) talking about why you think this particular lesson lends itself well, or would benefit from, the inclusion of informational writing. Must include at least 3 of the required video/readings below:
Kindergarten Information Writing
Second Grade Information Writing (Forces and Motion)
Whole Class Instruction in Opinion Writing: Teaching for Transfer as Students Move Between Persuasive Speeches and Petitions 3-5 (Open Transcript)
Ms. Noonan: Making Students into Better Writers (Open Transcript)
Using a Learning Progression to Help Students Work Towards Clear Goals as they Lift the Level of their Information Writing (K-2)
Accessibility Alternative for Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Visually Impaired:
Lifting Writing Achievement with ALL Students
This article offers a series of quotes and graphics about informational writing.
Writing to Learn Strategies
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Content Literacy Takes Its Place – Front and Center
As you read this article, truly think about how incredibly important it is to teach literacy and reading in all subjects.