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Informational writing in second grade. See how to teach writers' workshop in a 2nd grade classroom using our anchor charts and resources.

Teaching Informational Writing in Second Grade

March 2 Wills 2 min read

2nd grade informational writing. See how to teach nonfiction writing through writers’ workshop in a second grade classroom using our anchor charts and resources.

Informational writing in second grade. See how to teach writers' workshop in a 2nd grade classroom using our anchor charts and resources.

2nd Grade Informational Writing

Second grade writing is amazing! As students develop from kindergarten and first grade, you see So. Much. Growth. When I taught second grade, I saw how much they were capable of and loved reading the wonderful stories they wrote. Our Writers Workshop 2nd Grade units provide print and teach lesson plans for daily writing instruction. Informational writing lesson plans are in unit 4. Check it out by clicking here, Writers Workshop Second Grade Unit 4.

Getting Started

Get the ideas flowing! Introduce students to nonfiction books to start informational writing. We provide a list of mentor texts that are mentioned throughout the writing unit so all the work is done for you! On day one, students start generating ideas lists and let me tell you… they are experts on ALL sorts of things. 

2nd grade informational writing. See how to teach nonfiction writing through writers' workshop in a second grade classroom using our anchor charts and resources.

Let’s take a look at this nonfiction book written by a second grade student in Colorado!

2nd grade informational writing. See how to teach nonfiction writing through writers' workshop in a second grade classroom using our anchor charts and resources.

2nd grade informational writing. See how to teach nonfiction writing through writers' workshop in a second grade classroom using our anchor charts and resources.

Throughout our units, we provide anchor charts to support student writing. One of the second grade standards is to know and use text features. What better way to understand this skill than to use it in our writing? 

2nd grade informational writing. See how to teach nonfiction writing through writers' workshop in a second grade classroom using our anchor charts and resources.

They are even adding captions! “A fox chasing a bird”. 

2nd grade informational writing. See how to teach nonfiction writing through writers' workshop in a second grade classroom using our anchor charts and resources.

More great anchor charts! Sweet little illustrations, too!

2nd grade informational writing. See how to teach nonfiction writing through writers' workshop in a second grade classroom using our anchor charts and resources.

2nd grade informational writing. See how to teach nonfiction writing through writers' workshop in a second grade classroom using our anchor charts and resources.

This second grade teacher added a couple of extra pages for a diagram and glossary. What a great idea!

2nd grade informational writing. See how to teach nonfiction writing through writers' workshop in a second grade classroom using our anchor charts and resources.

During writers workshop, teachers should be conferring with students daily. If students are not with you, they are writing independently and should stay actively engaged throughout the entire writing time. If you’d like to know more about how I confer with students, click here! There is some kindergarten writing on the post!  

One more thing! With all of the writing going on in your classroom, it can be difficult to keep it organized. I discovered the perfect solution for student writing. Click to learn more!

We are super excited to have a writing curriculum for second grade. Take a look at what we have for you awesome second grade teachers!

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2nd grade informational writing. See how to teach nonfiction writing through writers' workshop in a second grade classroom using our anchor charts and resources.

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