• Nonfiction Writing Grade 2

  • Focused instruction on important nonfiction writing forms!

     Help your grade 2 students practice nonfiction writing skills with guided instruction using the models and activities in Nonfiction Writing, Grade 2.

     18 units cover the following nonfiction writing skills:

    Basics of Nonfiction Writing

    • Writing a Paragraph - Writing a Topic Sentence, Using Good Details
    • Writing to Show Sequence - Showing Sequence, Using Order Words, Putting Sentences in Order
    • Writing to Show Cause and Effect - Showing Causes and Effects, Using Signal Words, Organizing Your Paragraph
    • Writing to Compare and Contrast - Making a Venn Diagram, Using Signal Words, Organizing Your Paragraph

    Expository Writing

    • Writing a Summary - Retelling in Your Own Words, Organizing a Summary
    • Writing a Descriptive Paragraph - Writing a Topic Sentence; Adding Sensory Details; Showing, Not Telling; Expanding Sentences
    • Writing a Biography - Gathering Facts, Writing a Topic Sentence, Organizing a Biography
    • Writing Directions - Writing an Introduction, Making It Clear, Organizing Directions
    • Writing a News Article - Finding the 5Ws and H, Writing a Good Lead, Adding Details
    • Writing a Response to Literature - Understanding the Prompt, Writing a Topic Sentence, Marking Up the Story, Using Details from the Story
    • Writing a Research Report - Thinking of Questions, Choosing Good Sources, Finding Information, Taking Notes, Writing a Topic Sentence, Organizing Details

    Persuasive Writing

    • Writing a Persuasive Paragraph - Trying to Persuade, Writing a Topic Sentence, Giving Reasons, Writing a Conclusion
    • Writing a Persuasive Letter - Knowing Your Audience, Giving Reasons, Organizing Your Letter
    • Writing a Review - Writing a Beginning, Adding Facts and Opinions, Writing an Ending

     Narrative Writing

    • Writing a Personal Narrative - Choosing a Specific Topic, Using Sensory Details, Including Thoughts and Feelings, Organizing Details
    • Writing a Friendly Letter - Writing for Your Audience, Adding Details, Sharing Thoughts and Feelings
    • Writing a Journal Entry - Presenting the Topic, Expressing Thoughts and Feelings, Giving Details in Order
    • Writing Creative Nonfiction - Writing a Creative First Sentence, Using Sensory Details, Using Similes
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