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1 Strategies for Writers Grade 5 © Zaner-Bloser, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Informative/Explanatory Writing What is Informative/Explanatory Writing? Informative/Explanatory writing is nonfiction writing about a topic. Informative/Explanatory writing gives facts and information, explains how to do something, or tells readers about real people and events.

2 Strategies for Writers Grade 5 © Zaner-Bloser, Inc. All Rights Reserved. textbooks newspapers encyclopedias magazines websites Informative/Explanatory Writing You can find informative/explanatory writing in many different places:

3 Strategies for Writers Grade 5 © Zaner-Bloser, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Informative/Explanatory Writing Traits A topic that is clear and focused Facts, definitions, and details that develop the topic A strong introduction, body, and conclusion Well-organized paragraphs that contain transition words to connect ideas Informative/Explanatory Writing

4 Strategies for Writers Grade 5 © Zaner-Bloser, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Informative/Explanatory Writing Traits Informative/Explanatory Writing A voice that is appropriate for the purpose and audience Language that is specific and appropriate for the audience

5 Strategies for Writers Grade 5 © Zaner-Bloser, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Informative/Explanatory Writing Traits Sentences that vary in length and structure to make the writing clear and easy to read No or few errors in grammar, usage, mechanics, and spelling Informative/Explanatory Writing

6 Strategies for Writers Grade 5 © Zaner-Bloser, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Compare-and-Contrast describes the similarities and differences between things. Cause-and-Effect describes a cause and the result, or effect, of that cause. Problem-and-Solution describes a problem and offers one or more solutions. Informative/Explanatory Writing How informative/explanatory writing is organized depends on its purpose.

7 Strategies for Writers Grade 5 © Zaner-Bloser, Inc. All Rights Reserved. How-To tells readers how something happens or explains a step-by-step process. Summary describes the main points of a piece of writing. Explanatory gives the meaning of a topic. Research Report organizes information about a topic. Informative/Explanatory Writing How informative/explanatory writing is organized depends on its purpose.

8 Strategies for Writers Grade 5 © Zaner-Bloser, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Informative/Explanatory Writing Example A volcano is an opening in Earth’s crust through which lava, gases, and rocks are ejected. Volcanoes form when magma, or melted rock deep underground, collects and rises under pressure. Eventually, the magma erupts through fissures in the rock. Topic Informative/Explanatory Writing

9 Strategies for Writers Grade 5 © Zaner-Bloser, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Informative/Explanatory Writing Example A volcano is an opening in Earth’s crust through which lava, gases, and rocks are ejected. Volcanoes form when magma, or melted rock deep underground, collects and rises under pressure. Eventually, the magma erupts through fissures in the rock. Definitions Informative/Explanatory Writing

10 Strategies for Writers Grade 5 © Zaner-Bloser, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Informative/Explanatory Writing Example A volcano is an opening in Earth’s crust through which lava, gases, and rocks are ejected. Volcanoes form when magma, or melted rock deep underground, collects and rises under pressure. Eventually, the magma erupts through fissures in the rock. Facts Informative/Explanatory Writing

11 Strategies for Writers Grade 5 © Zaner-Bloser, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Informative/Explanatory Writing Example A volcano is an opening in Earth’s crust through which lava, gases, and rocks are ejected. Volcanoes form when magma, or melted rock deep underground, collects and rises under pressure. Eventually, the magma erupts through fissures in the rock. Transitions Informative/Explanatory Writing

12 Strategies for Writers Grade 5 © Zaner-Bloser, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Informative/Explanatory Writing Example A volcano is an opening in Earth’s crust through which lava, gases, and rocks are ejected. Volcanoes form when magma, or melted rock deep underground, collects and rises under pressure. Eventually, the magma erupts through fissures in the rock. Precise Language Informative/Explanatory Writing

13 Strategies for Writers Grade 5 © Zaner-Bloser, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Informative/Explanatory Writing Example Scientists constantly monitor volcanoes in order to predict eruptions. Not only do satellites watch volcanoes from space, but scientists also climb up volcanoes to study volcanic tremors and increases in poisonous gases. Scientists cannot stop volcanoes from erupting. However, they can help us better understand these amazing natural wonders. Concluding Statement Informative/Explanatory Writing

14 Strategies for Writers Grade 5 © Zaner-Bloser, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Research Report Cause-Effect Report Problem-Solution Essay How-To Essay Compare-and-Contrast Essay Informative/Explanatory Writing Some common types of informative/explanatory writing include the following:

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