An informational text has many paragraphs all about a single main idea, or big topic. Each paragraph gives supporting facts in greater detail about the big topic. Learning to organize and write information in this way is a new skill for our students. For this reason we are spending the rest of this week on this assignment to make sure students have enough time to master the skill.
This week, students will be taking their research reports through the entire writing process. They are beginning by organizing their topic and researching details. They will then write two drafts and revise their work twice before completing the final draft. I know you all will be very impressed with their work.