Digital Informative and Argumentative Writing Units
Hey, y'all. For our next writing unit, we're introducing different types of writing--specifically informative and argumentative. We're also teaching our students how to be more independent and self-directed. That second goal is the hard one!
In order to try to reach both goals, we've created this interactive digital writing unit that covers both informative and argumentative writing. The reason we paired the two types of writing is so that students can see the connections between the two. This also allows them to save some time by using the same (or mostly the same) research to create both essays. Work smarter, not harder!
We also want the kids to be able to go at their own pace. We know that many will need help with pacing themselves and that's okay. School is for learning, after all.
Throughout this unit, we'll be giving students mini lessons on how to set goals and make plans for achieving those goals, how to organize sources, how to organize a multi-paragraph essay, and more. There are many informational slides within this unit, but mini lessons should be tailored to your particular students' needs.
Students can begin writing their essays directly within this file. When they feel like they're ready, they can copy and paste each piece into a Google Doc to submit.
The learning pathway on the second slide is interactive and links directly to the slide the student is working on. Students can choose a car and move their car along their pathway as they complete each task. This will help them keep track of where they're at when they return to their slides later. Each of the tabs along the top and sides are clickable as well.
My students were so excited to get started on this writing unit and I know yours will be, too. You can find this unit here. I hope this unit is something you can use in your classroom to both teach writing and foster some independence.
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