Explanatory Writing – 2nd & 3rd Grade Writing to Explain Unit – Print & Digital

Explanatory Writing – 2nd & 3rd Grade Writing to Explain Unit – Print & Digital



Explanatory Writing Interactive Journal W.2.2 W.3.2

⭐This explanatory writing unit will help your 2nd & 3rd graders write their own “how to” explanatory texts. Includes BOTH printable PDF and Digital Google Slides formats, so you can be ready for classroom instruction, distance learning, and anything in between.


⭐This resource is perfect for an interactive notebook! This unit will walk your second and third 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: Reason Paragraphs and OREO writing
  5. Lesson 5: Conclusion
  6. Lesson 6: Rough Draft
  7. Lesson 7: Revising and Editing
  8. Lesson 8: Polished Piece
  9. Explanatory Books and Foldable Books (Great for shared writing or for differentiation).
  • How to Make Lemonade (8 pgs.)
  • How to Make a Sandwich (10 pgs.)
  • How to Pack a Backpack (2 pgs.)
  • How to Build a Sandcastle (2 pgs.)


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