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Scene of the Crime Writing: Set up a fake crime scene. Then have all the children to gather around and examine the scene of the crime. After they have all looked at the crime scene have them return to their desk and tell them to write a story about what they thought happened. This will make some interesting stories, but I would use this in only 4th or 5th grade.

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Free download - Common Core Writing "PEEL" Anchor Chart - Paragraph should include a point, evidence, explanation, and a link or transition to the next point/paragraph.

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Expository Informative Explanatory Writing No Prep Common Core Bundle

Expository Writing, Informative Explanatory Writing (Informational, Expository) BundleAligned with the Common Core State StandardsThis IS included in my Essay Writing Resource Bundle: Common Core AlignedStudents will learn to write informative/explanatory essays and research papers by following the step-by-step process.