Nonfiction Writing Expert Books 2nd Grade ~ Informational unit w/ Minilessons


A comprehensive nonfiction writing unit with scripted minilessons AND PowerPoint lessons that will take you and your students through the writing process step by step while teaching the essential elements of nonfiction.  Concludes with a published expert book containing nonfiction text features.

Hands down, one of the best resources I have ever downloaded. My students, and myself, absolutely love the simplicity of each lesson.”

~ Jennifer J.


Informational Writing Using Expert Books with Scripted Minilessons AND PowerPoint Lessons


Are you looking for a way to ENGAGE your writers and make them LOVE nonfiction writing?! This unit is common core aligned and chock full of resources to launch a nonfiction writing unit in which your students will create their own text feature-filled expert books. It can also be purchased as part of a Writing BUNDLE:

This nonfiction writing unit contains:

  • Scripted minilessons
  • PowerPoint Presentation(separate file)
  • Anchor Charts
  • Planning Sheets with Scaffolding
  • Graphic Organizers
  • Planner Samples(samples of webbing topics and details)
  • Nonfiction Writing Samples
  • Writing Paper with spaces for FUN FACTS and other text features
  • Publishing Papers including covers
  • Text Feature Posters with definitions AND examples
  • Writing Checklist


In this unit, students will ADD TEXT FEATURES to their nonfiction expert books. They will be shown examples of each and will be able to create and add the following text features to their final published books:

  • Table of Contents
  • Index
  • Glossary
  • Photographs page with captions
  • Diagram
  • Fun facts
  • Sidebars


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