Expository Writing Unit | 4th Grade Lesson Plans | Unit 5


Say goodbye to everything you’ve done before while teaching expository writing. This unit is JAM PACKED with all the tools and resources you need to teach expository and informative writing. Expository writing prompts? Check!! Expository writing samples? You bet!! It doesn’t get much better (or easier) than this!


Included in this Expository Writing Unit:

  • 30 Detailed Daily Lesson Plans for Unit 5
  • Interactive Notebook Pages to glue in student’s notebooks
  • Writer’s Workshop Year at a Glance
  • Rubrics for Grading Student Work – Using Standards-Based Grading
  • How-To PowerPoints for you to teach Citing Your Sources, Researching Topics, and MORE!
  • Research Project TEMPLATES
  • Research Project EXAMPLES
  • Management Ideas and Forms!
  • Whole Group and Individual Class Lists
  • Pre and Post Assessments with expository writing prompts
  • Common Core Student Checklists
  • And additional forms

These lessons (listed below) will smoothly integrate into any 4th-grade classroom, helping you teach 4th-grade informative writers who enjoy researching and writing! You do not need to buy all 7 units to implement this in your classroom!

Here’s some love from previous buyers:

Everything is right here! No more spending time searching for lessons!
– Jessica R.
I’ve used the narrative unit and the informative unit and both are exactly what my students need to become productive and proficient writers. The plans are easy to follow and help me stay organized and on track with standards. The rubrics are very student friendly and help me teach my students the key points in writing.
– Elisha Stephenson

Units 1-7 for 4th Grade are available in my store or bundled!

4th Grade Writing Units Bundled!
Unit 1 – Back to School Writing in 4th Grade
Unit 2 – Narrative Writing in 4th Grade
Unit 3 – Opinion Writing in 4th Grade
Unit 4 – Writing on Demand in 4th, 5th, & 6th Grade
Unit 5 – Informative Writing in 4th Grade
Unit 6 – Poetry Writing in 4th Grade
Unit 7 – Writing a Novel in 4th Grade

Please feel free to e-mail me with any questions you may have before purchasing this item! I would be happy to talk with you about it!

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Lessons Included:

  • Informative Writing Pre Assessment
  • What is Informative Writing?
  • Reassessing Your Writing
  • Choosing a Topic for Writing
  • Narrowing Down Your Topic
  • Researching Your Topic – Day 1
  • Taking Notes During Research
  • Finding Information During Research
  • Taking Notes During Research
  • Organizing Your Notes During Research
  • Choosing a Report Style
  • Looking at Project Samples
  • How to Use Your Notes
  • How to Create a Thesis Statement and Introduction
  • Including Transitions in Your Informative Writing
  • Using Vocabulary That is Domain Specific
  • Including Definitions In Your Writing
  • Including Quotations in your Informative Writing
  • Writing a Conclusion
  • Finalizing Your Informative Writing Piece
  • Adding a Works Cited Page
  • Finalizing Your Informative Writing
  • Informative Writing Reflection
  • Writing Celebration


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