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Focused instruction on important nonfiction writing forms!
Help your grade 6 students practice nonfiction writing skills with guided instruction using the models and activities in Nonfiction Writing, Grade 6+.
Nonfiction Writing provides 16 units of instruction and practice activities. Each unit focuses on a specific nonfiction writing form and includes guided lessons with accompanying student pages that target skills essential to that writing form. The units are grouped into three sections: expository, persuasive, and narrative writing.
16 units cover the following nonfiction writing skills:
- Writing a Summary - Writing a Topic Sentence, Marking Up an Article, Paraphrasing
- Writing a Descriptive Essay - Using Sensory Details, Using Precise Language, Using Figurative Language, Avoiding Overwriting
- Writing a Cause-and-Effect Essay - Writing a Topic Sentence, Organizing a Cause-and-Effect Essay, Adding Details
- Writing a Compare-and-Contrast Essay - Writing to Compare and Contrast, Writing a Topic Sentence, Organizing Details, Balancing Details
- Writing a Biography - Organizing Details, Writing Main-Idea Sentences, Removing Unnecessary Details
- Writing a News Article - Answering the 5Ws and H, Writing a Good Lead, Avoiding Bias, Using Quotations
- Writing a Response to Literature - Understanding the Prompt, Summarizing the Text, Marking Up the Text
- Writing a Research Report - Writing Topic and Main-Idea Sentences, Asking Research Questions, Taking Notes, Writing an Outline, Using an Outline to Write, Quoting and Paraphrasing, Writing an Introduction and a Conclusion, Listing Sources
- Writing a Persuasive Letter - Forming an Opinion Statement, Including Reasons and Details, Anticipating Arguments, Organizing a Persuasive Letter
- Writing a Persuasive Essay - Writing an Opinion Statement, Including Reasons and Details, Including an Opposing Reason and a Response, Writing a Conclusion
- Writing a Review - Including Important Information, Supporting Your Opinion, Using Your Voice
- Writing an Editorial - Writing an Introduction, Responding to Arguments, Writing a Call to Action
- Writing a Problem-Solution Essay - Stating the Problem, Supporting the Solution, Balancing Information
- Writing a Pro-Con Essay - Establishing Pros and Cons, Writing an Introduction, Adding Details, Balancing Pros and Cons, Writing a Conclusion
- Writing a Personal Narrative - Narrowing the Topic, Using Sensory Details, Including Important Details, Writing Transition Sentences
- Writing Creative Nonfiction - Writing a Creative Introduction; Using Figurative Language; Including Strong Verbs, Adjectives, and Adverbs; Creating a Mood
Nonfiction writing is an important part of authentic lifelong learning and is therefore a crucial component of elementary curriculum. Evan-Moor’s Nonfiction Writing series provides teachers with the instructional materials they need in order to support students’ skill development in the above areas, as well as in daily activities to build and reinforce written language skills that generalize to any core curriculum.