Informative/Explanatory

Resources to Teach the Informative/Explanatory Writing Genre

Create authors that can inform, describe, or explain in their writing at four developmental writing levels. Informative/Explanatory Writing Lessons model the writing process and give students practice with the structure and language of a text type. The Informative/Explanatory genre covers a variety of text types, such as autobiography, biography, descriptive, essay, experiment, informational report, how to, and more.

Biography

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Descriptive

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Essay: Compare And Contrast

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Experiment

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How To

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Informational Report

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