Make writing an informative text easy with graphic organizers for your students!
Support Students’ Informative Text Writing
Help your students learn how to write informative texts this school year with the help of graphic organizers created by teachers for your elementary learners!
This teacher resource pack includes four different templates designed to help your students group facts together when they are researching a particular topic before writing an informative text. The information they’ve written in the five spaces on the template can then be used to craft sentences or paragraphs — depending on the grade level you teach!
The four-pack includes three templates focused around popular informative text topics, plus a blank template! The included topics are:
Access all four templates in full color in the printable PDF format, or download the Google Slides or Microsoft Word document to edit the blank template to suit your lesson planning needs.
Informative Text Writing Lesson Ideas
Are you facing that dreaded idea block that comes when you sit down to lesson plan? Here are a few ideas from our teacher team to get you going whether you’re teaching 1st-3rd grade (or anywhere in between!).
- Take your 1st graders on a tour of the school, and challenge them to choose a place in the school where they might hide if they were a mouse. Students should use their graphic organizer to write down information such as what the mouse would see, how the mouse would access the hiding spot, and so on. Students can then return to the classroom and use their organizer to craft a text about the perfect mouse house.
- Why not shake things up for your 3rd graders? Create a list of informative text ideas that you can assign based on the color they are predominately wearing that day! For example, students wearing predominately red might write about the benefits of a four-day school week, while students wearing predominately white may choose an invention and write whether or not it has improved society.
How to Grab Your Graphic Organizers
To access your free printables, click on the green download button above, and select the appropriate file format from the drop-down.
Please note: The Microsoft Word document option only includes the blank (but editable!) template.