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Informative Essay Writing- Writing an All About Wild Animals Informational Text

The class introduces students to 2nd grade informative essay writing. The students learn to write an informational text “All About Wild Animals”. The students learn all about the different components included in a writing to inform text.
Hedy Dowstra-Cox, M.Ed.
98 total reviews for this teacher
3 reviews for this class
Completed by 18 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
30 minutes
per class
Twice per week
over 4 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

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Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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The student will develop their skills in writing an informational text using their writing skills in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement to their text.
As an elementary classroom/ special education teacher, teaching the informative writing  unit is a good way to introduce students to nonfiction text structures. The students are able to read than write about wild animals and share the new information they have learned through writing. This builds a sense of awareness of the nonfiction text structures. This unit of study helps the young writers develop their  informative writing  skills and confidence in writing. I have seen students achieve success, build confidence,  and growth with writing informational texts and using strategies in writing.
 The students will be asked to continue their informational writing assignments from class.
 1 file available upon enrollment
A class notebook, or paper and pencil.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
During the writing to class, I will assess the students writing skills using a rubric for writing the informational writing from a  second grade level. I will complete informal assessments throughout the lessons to provide extra support to the students. First, during the students active engagement at the beginning of the lesson. Then, during the middle of the lesson within small group instruction, and at the end assessing the students completed assignments and tasks.
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
This informational writing unit plan is base on lessons that I have created in the past for my students. 


Hedy Dowstra-Cox, M.Ed.
Lives in the United States
Creative Classroom
98 total reviews
135 completed classes

About Me

I have been an educator for the past 34 years . I am a elementary certified teacher of  preschool,K-8 and special education k-12.  I have earned a  Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in Education- students with Behavior... 
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