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Are you looking for a stress-free, engaging way to spice up your writing period? These text-based informational writing prompts with articles take all the stress out of finding paired text for writing instruction. This is a great resource to help students discover how light pollution works. Pair it with the Differentiated Resource on Plastic Pollution for some Earth Day writing activities.


The print and digital resource includes printable differentiated articles and many graphic organizers to help students learn how to write informational essays. Have your 4th, 5th, or 6th grade students explore the articles to answer light pollution questions. This writing resource can be used as a literary response, in writers workshop, or as test prep practice.


*This is not a physical product. Nothing will be mailed to you. The digital product will be emailed to you. 


This text-based informational writing resource includes:

  • Two differentiated articles at varying Lexile levels:
    - What is Light Pollution? (880, 980)
    - Light Pollution (950, 1080)
  • Light pollution writing prompt: The readings discuss the causes and effects of light pollution. Write an informative essay that defines light pollution, discusses what causes it, and explains the effects it has. Use information from the passages in your essay.
  • Graphic organizers 
  • Planning sheet (three variations to choose from)
  • Final draft paper
  • Essay planning sheet
  • Seven-day lesson guide (lesson plans are NOT print and teach, but give you suggestions and tools to build a lesson to meet your students' needs)
  • Editable writing lesson plan template
  • Writing long-range planning guide
  • Writing grading rubric + editable version


Here are some other text-based information writing resources you might like:

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Opinion Writing Prompt - Real Tree or Artificial

Compare Contrast Writing Prompts - December Holidays Writing Prompts

Opinion Writing Prompt - Valentines Day

Opinion Writing Prompt - Presidents Day: Washington and Lincoln

Text Based Informational Writing Prompts: Differentiated Digital Resource MLK


As always, thank you for browsing! Please ask any questions you may have about my resources!


Jessica Bradley - The Learning Room


*This is not a physical product. Nothing will be mailed to you. The digital product will be emailed to you. 

Text Based Informational Writing: Light Pollution Writing Prompt

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