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Step-by-Step Informative Writing | 200 Prompts | Spring Flowers

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Did you know that Daffodils are named after a Greek myth? If you need an engaging way to teach informative writing, look no further than this step-by-step unit!

Perfect for elementary teachers and homeschoolers alike, this LOW PREP resource covers the five steps of informative writing—research and brainstormingmain points and supportintroduction and conclusiondraft, edit, and revise; and final draft—using a cross-curricular approach and spring flowers theme.

Each day's lesson addresses one step. Differentiated graphic organizers—primary linesregular lines, and no lines—are included to match the student's handwriting skill level.


  • Spring, flowers, or Earth Day unit study
  • Writing lessons or centers
  • Science class
  • ...or just for fun!


  • Teacher instructions
  • Topic cards (40 in color and 40 in B&W)
  • Differentiated mix-and-match research graphic organizers (3 levels)
  • Descriptive, how-to/sequence, cause and effect, compare and contrast, and problem and solution informative writing prompts (200; 5 per topic)
  • Differentiated informative writing graphic organizers (3 levels)
  • Step-by-step informative writing instructions and checklists
  • Sentences starters and transitions
  • BONUS DOWNLOAD: Anchor charts, writing rubrics, and student bookmarks


  • Each student picks or is assigned a topic from the cards
  • Select one of the included writing prompts or create your own 
  • Students research their assigned topic (individually or in small groups)
  • Starting with research and brainstorming, students complete one informative writing step each day
  • Students present their final draft—orally or using the included graphic organizers—in response to the assigned writing prompt

Help your students become expert informative writers! Whether you're looking for an introduction to informative writing or an assessment of prior knowledge, this resource has something for everyone. 


  • Blue-Bead Lily
  • Bluet Houstonia Caerulea
  • Canada Mayflower
  • Claytonia Virginica
  • Coltsfoot Tussilago Farfara
  • Crocus
  • Daffodil
  • Darwin Hybrid Tulips
  • Double Tulips
  • Eastern Redbud
  • Erigenia
  • Erythronium Americanum
  • Ficaria Verna
  • Forget-Me-Nots
  • Forsythia
  • Fosteriana
  • French Single Late
  • Fringed
  • Fritillaria
  • Ghost Flower Disert
  • Grape Hyacinth
  • Greigii
  • Hyacinths
  • Kaufmanniana
  • Lily-Flowered Tulips
  • Painted Trillium
  • Pansies and Violas
  • Parrot
  • Pink Lady's Slipper
  • Primrose
  • Rhododendron
  • Sanguinaria
  • Single Early
  • Single Late
  • Snowdrops
  • Sweet Alyssum
  • Tulips
  • Viridiflora
  • Wallflowers
  • Weigela


  • Art (drawing and coloring)
  • English language arts
  • Grammar
  • Reading
  • Research
  • Science
  • Spelling
  • Writing
You will get a PDF (24MB) file

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