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Step-by-Step Informative Writing | Habitats Writing Prompts | Teacher Presentation

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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 NO PREP resource covers the five steps of informative writing—research and brainstorming; main ideas and supporting details; introduction and conclusion; draft, edit, and revise; and final draft—using a cross-curricular approach and habitats theme.

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


  • Habitats unit study
  • Writing lessons or centers
  • English language arts (ELA) or science class
  • Bellringers
  • Morning work
  • Emergency sub plans
  • ...or just for fun!


  • Teacher instructions
  • Interactive online presentation for teaching every step of the informative writing process
  • Opener and conclusion examples (12 cards)
  • Roll an informative paragraph or essay
  • Informative writing prompts (432 combinations)
  • Descriptive, how-to/sequence, chronological timeline, cause and effect, compare and contrast, and problem and solution research graphic organizers (3 differentiated levels)
  • Informative writing graphic organizers (3 differentiated levels)
  • Writing rubrics (teacher and student)
  • Optional step-by-step student guide and checklist handout
  • Optional sentence starters and transitions handout
  • Optional 100 common adjectives, verbs, adverbs, prepositions, and conjunctions handout
  • BONUS DOWNLOAD: Paragraph elements practice exercises

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.


  • Art (drawing and coloring)
  • Critical thinking
  • English language arts
  • Grammar
  • Reading
  • Research
  • Science
  • Spelling
  • Writing
You will get a PDF (6MB) file

Terms of Use: This product is licensed for personal or classroom use ONLY, unless multiple licenses are purchased. Commercial use is not allowed. Refunds: All sales are final and non-refundable due to the immediate access to digital products.

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