This is a 6th Grade writing unit on Informational Text. The website brings you to many other examples of writing units like persuasive writing or fictional narratives. ELA CCS Standard for Informational Text 5.10 says that by the end of the school year students will be able to read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts.
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Have the students make their writing "more colorful" by using paint strips. Write a boring adjective at the bottom of the paint strip on the most boring color. Give each student a paint strip and they can use a thesaurus or a word wall to think of "more colorful" words for their strip. Put the best word on the brightest part of the strip. Hang all of their strips on the door and they can use those words to help "make their writing colorful!"
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