Explanatory How To Writing – 4th & 5th Grade Writing Unit Journal Anchor Charts

Explanatory How To Writing – 4th & 5th Grade Writing Unit Journal Anchor Charts



Explanatory Writing – 4th and 5th Grade

⭐This explanatory “How To” writing unit will help your 4th and 5th graders write their own explanatory essays. Includes anchor charts for each step, student journal pages, templates, and rubrics for each step.


⭐This resource is perfect for an interactive notebook! This unit will walk your fourth and fifth graders through the entire writing process from brainstorming to publishing a polished piece.



✏️Anchor Charts: Each step in the writing process has its own anchor chart.


✏️Graphic Organizers: Organizers are perfect for helping students plan and draft their writing.


✏️ Mini Rubrics: Students can use these as a self-assessment throughout the entire writing process.


✏️ Stationary and Printable Books: Make this resource fun, engaging, and educational.


✏️ Flexible Formats: Printable and digital versions are perfect for in-person and remote learning. Google Slides version is compatible with Google Classroom and can be downloaded in PowerPoint to integrate with Microsoft Teams.


What’s Included?

  1. Lesson 1: Brainstorming
  2. Lesson 2: Planning
  3. Lesson 3: Opinion Introduction
  4. Lesson 4: Materials List
  5. Lesson 5: Directions Paragraphs
  6. Lesson 6: Conclusion
  7. Lesson 7: Rough Draft
  8. Lesson 8: Revising and Editing
  9. Lesson 9: Polished Piece


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