Explanatory Writing Interactive Journal W.2.2 W.3.2


Total Pages: 63
File Size: 7 MB


This explanatory writing unit will help guide your 2nd and 3rd graders to write “how to” explanatory texts. It is available in printable PDF format and Google Slides. Perfect for an interactive notebook! This unit will walk your second and third graders through the entire writing process from brainstorming to publishing a polished piece.


✏️Anchor charts for each step in the writing process

✏️Organizers to help students plan and draft their writing

✏️ Mini rubrics for self-assessment throughout the entire writing process.

✏️ Stationary and printable books

Perfect for in-person and remote learning!

Table of Contents

  1. Lesson 1: Brainstorming
  2. Lesson 2: Planning
  3. Lesson 3: Opinion Introduction
  4. Lesson 4: Reason Paragraphs and OREO writing
  5. Lesson 5: Conclusion
  6. Lesson 6: Rough Draft
  7. Lesson 7: Revising and Editing
  8. Lesson 8: Polished Piece
  9. Explanatory Books and Foldable Books (Great for shared writing or for differentiation).
  • How to Make Lemonade (8 pgs.)
  • How to Make a Sandwich (10 pgs.)
  • How to Pack a Backpack (2 pgs.)
  • How to Build a Sandcastle (2 pgs.)

Related Products
W.2.1/ W.3.1- Opinion Writing

W.2.2/ W.3.2- Informational Report Writing
W.2.3/ W.3.3- Narrative Writing

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2nd & 3rd Grade Common Core Writing Bundle


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