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Are you looking for stress-free, engaging writing instruction options? This informational writing packet takes all the stress out of finding paired text for writing instruction. It is designed for young writers and offers fun, quick writing prompts. It includes three informational articles about plastic pollution at differentiated reading levels to help students plan their plastic pollution problem solution essays. This informational resource can be used as a literary response, in writers workshop, or as test prep practice. It is perfect to include in any of your Earth Day writing activities!


*This is a digital product; nothing will be mailed to you. 


This resource includes:

  • Editable PowerPoint lesson plan pages
  • Highly interactive digital Google Slides version for Google Classroom
  • Two pre-writing graphic organizers 
  • Writing Checklist Cards for Students
  • Essay planning sheet with three versions to choose from
  • Three articles at varying Lexile levels
    - What is Single-Use Plastic? (Lexile: 860; 1100)
    - Eliminating Plastic Will Not Solve the Problem (Lexile: 850; 970)
    - Recycling is Not a Long-Term Solution (Lexile: 1000; 1180)
  • Engaging informational text writing prompt: "The readings discuss the problem created by single-use plastic and the challenges to finding a solution. Write an essay in which you describe the problem and possible solutions. Support your answer with information from the text and other provided information."
  • Final draft pages (multiple options both in print and digitally)
  • 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)
    - Suggested academic vocabulary and analysis questions to help you build a
    lesson that fits your students
  • Writing long-range planning guide
  • Writing grading rubric + editable version
  • Writing warm-ups for students (5 pages)


*This is a digital product; nothing will be mailed to you. 

Text Based Informational Writing Prompts: Differentiated Plastic Pollution

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