A hands-on sorting activity to use when introducing informative writing.
When writing an informative text, students must be able to build a description of their topic, based on facts.
Cut out and laminate the descriptive phrases (there are 30 of these). Distribute these among the students.
As a class, match each phrase to the topic it describes. The topics included in this teaching resource are:
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Common Core State Standards alignment
Develop the topic with facts, definitions, and details....
Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic....
Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic....
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