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Grades 2-3 and 4-6 Writing Informative/Explanatory Stage 8 (Description)

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Grade Level Ranges:
PK - Grade 2, Grades 3- 5, Grades 6 - 8
Content Areas:
Reading, Writing, and Communicating
Topic tags:
Nancy Fetzer, writing, grades 2-3, grades 4-6, informative writing, writing plan
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This video explains how to plan an informative/explanatory piece of writing that describes a subject. This stage 8 plan can be used to plan writing at an advanced paragraph level in grades 2-3 or 4-6 or to plan a three-paragraph essay with a hook and snappy ending for more advanced writers. Nancy Fetzer separates informative/explanatory writing into three types: sequence (stage 7), categories (stage 7), and descriptive (stage 8). She explains that teachers will go back and forth throughout stages 7 and 8 when teaching informative/explanatory writing before teaching more complex informative/explanatory writing in stages 9-11. 

 

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Fetzer, N. (2013, October 19). Grades 2-3 and 4-6 Writing Informative/Explanatory Stage 8 (Description) [video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXoU-SBGftA