W.1.2 Lesson Plans

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.1.2

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"Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure."

These lesson plans can help students practise this Common Core State Standards skill.

Lesson Plans

Leaf Art Animals
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Leaf Art Animals
Help your class' creativity blossom with this lesson that has them make unique animals out of leaves and write a story about them.
Year 2
Reading & Writing
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One Plus One Equals New
Lesson plan
One Plus One Equals New
Your class will need to put their creativity caps on for this lesson where they will create their own creature and write a story about its life.
Year 2
Reading & Writing
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Helpers in Our School Community
Lesson plan
Helpers in Our School Community
Who is who in your school community? In this lesson, students will learn about the people who work at their school and how everyone helps each other to keep the school running safely.
Year one
Reading & Writing
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Which Way Can We Go?
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Which Way Can We Go?
Look all around! In this lesson, students will use real-life examples and an interactive mapping activity to identify the cardinal directions of north, south, east, and west.
Year 2
Reading & Writing
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Cooking Up a How-To Story
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Cooking Up a How-To Story
Cooking up a delicious Peanut Butter and Jelly is as simple as writing a how-to story in this lesson designed to teach students the different parts of a how-to story. Everyone will walk away with their heads and tummies filled!
Year 2
Reading & Writing
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How to Do School
Lesson plan
How to Do School
Every young child (and adult!) loves being an expert in something. By helping students realise that they are experts in many areas, their confidence and writing will expand by leaps and bounds.
Year 2
Reading & Writing
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Using Text Features
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Using Text Features
Help students enrich their informational writing by learning to use text features.
Year 2
Reading & Writing
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Analyzing Text Features
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Analyzing Text Features
Want students to use text features in their writing? Begin by having them examine the text features that they see in informational books.
Year 2
Reading & Writing
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Sharing Expert Knowledge
Lesson plan
Sharing Expert Knowledge
Even though they may be young, every child is an expert in something! In this lesson, students will learn how to share this expert knowledge with others.
Year 2
Reading & Writing
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Animal Research
Lesson plan
Animal Research
Who doesn’t love learning about animals? Engage students in research as they write informational books about animals.
Year 2
Reading & Writing
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How My Life Will Be
Lesson plan
How My Life Will Be
It's never to early to start dreaming about the future! In this lesson, engage your students in thinking about how their lives will be, all while practising persuasive writing and using future tense verbs!
Year 2
Reading & Writing
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Hidden Animals
Lesson plan
Hidden Animals
It's time to make—and hide—animals! In this lesson, students read a story about camouflage and then create their own animals to hide. Finally, students write an informational paragraph to describe their animals' hiding powers.
Year 2
Reading & Writing
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