This resource prepares students for writing a text-dependent informational/explanatory essay and is designed to meet the expectations of various state writing tests.
Throughout this engaging writing unit students will read a text, find evidence for use in their essays, use sentence frames to cite evidence in their writing, and write a complete text-dependent informational/explanatory essay.
Included in this resource:
- Teacher guide
- RAFT response acronym
- Sentence starters scaffold
- Text annotation bookmark
- Text-dependent informational/explanatory writing checklist
- Prompt analysis checklist
- Engaging texts
- Note-taking graphic organizer
- Publishing pages
This resource includes complete text-dependent informational/explanatory essays.