Are you looking for fun activities for informative writing? You’ll love this no-prep informative writing PowerPoint suitable for grades 3 to 4! These slides include fun activities for informative writing and informative mentor texts that will bump up your students’ writing to the next level!
Your students will love the clear success criteria checklists, interesting informative mentor texts, fun brainstorming activities, and informative writing prompts. They can even write their informative text step-by-step with our scaffolded guided writing slides.
This resource includes 190 fun and engaging slides that cover everything you need to teach informational writing:
- Hyperlinked contents page and 25-lesson teaching sequence
- Informative writing checklists (success criteria for three different ability levels)
- Introducing information texts
- Features of information texts and non-fiction books
- 15 original informative mentor texts (with and without success criteria labeled)
- Informative structure scaffolds, including classic structures (description, sequence, problem/solution, cause/effect, compare.contrast)
- Language features of informational texts
- Grammar and punctuation
- Effective sentences
- Paragraphs including PEELS
- PLUS guided writing slides for a general information report, animal information report, and biography.
These slides are perfect for your informational writing unit and encourage descriptive writing.
How do I use these in my classroom?
- As a complete unit of work. Follow the teaching sequence and use the teaching slides to create your lessons. Regularly check in with your students to gauge how they are tracking towards the success criteria.
- To create learning walls! Print the success criteria and use some of the slides as anchor charts. Print mentor texts and annotate them to identify success criteria. Add examples of students’ work and your marking rubric.
- To complement a unit of work, choose relevant slides to support your lessons.
- To support substitute teachers – leave fun informative writing activities that will still help your students to reach their learning goals. Print writing prompts or mentor texts.
- For at-home learning