Explanatory Writing Teaching Unit | Explanation Text | Digital & PDF | Essay Lesson Plans

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This EXPLANATORY WRITING TEACHING UNIT confidently guides your students to write an ENGAGING EXPLANATORY ESSAY in 2024. 

Master the HOW and WHY of NONFICTION and EXPOSITORY WRITING with this DIGITAL and PRINT-based unit.


✅ Writing Sequences

✅ Causal Explanation Texts

✅ Consequential Explanation Texts

✅ Explaining Cycles

✅ Processes (Scientific, Mechanical and Biological events)

✅ Tutorials – Including videos

✅ Explanation of Historical Events



It will keep your kids EXCITED and ENGAGED for weeks as they work through the following areas:

✍ A concise teaching guide for the whole class or self-directed by students.

✍ Understanding the four pillars of all explanations

✍ Structure and Features of compelling explanations

✍ Writing Activities. (Both independent and group tasks)

✍ Multiple Templates and Graphic Organizers

✍ Video and Visual Explanatory writing prompts

✍ Explanatory Writing Checklists

✍ Explanatory Writing Samples for all levels

✍ Assessment Rubrics



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❤️ this TpT BEST SELLER either all at once or take your time throughout the year as your students learn to become critical researchers, readers and skilled writers of explanatory texts.

Whilst It is mainly targeted at middle to upper elementary age groups, feedback from our junior high school teachers tells us there is more than enough here also to deliver a great unit in that age group.

This Resource is compatible with DISTANCE LEARNING platforms such as Google Classroom, SeeSaw and Office 365.  Students can confidently WORK INDEPENDENTLY on these, or you can EDIT this unit of work to suit your needs best and share it with your CLASSROOM. It also includes a PRINT VERSION.

The entire collection is in EDITABLE PowerPoint and as a printable PDF eBook. Each lesson is a complete plan that eliminates your preparation time, but you can easily do so if you need to modify the content to suit a particular class.

This HUGE BUNDLE offers a mix of hands-on, printable, and digital media resources. By the time you have finished this pack, your students won’t just be able to READ and COMPREHEND Explanations but will also be WRITING their own with a high STRUCTURE level INSIGHT AND KNOWLEDGE.


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Grade Levels:

Grade 1 & 2  /  3rd Grade4th Grade  /  5th Grade  /  6th  Grade / 7th Grade / 8th Grade / 9th Grade10th GradeSenior Highschool / Suitable for Homeschooling / Not Grade Specific

Subject Areas:

Critical & Creative Thinking  /  English (ELA)  /  MathematicsReading  /  STEM & Digital TechnologiesWriting

File Types:

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Is this Resource Editable?

Yes, elements of this resource are editable, and you can customize it to meet your students’ needs.

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