We are currently working on a non-fiction writing unit, and the students are loving it! We have been working on our introductions for our President Research Reports using one of the lessons in the unit.
We started with a mini-lesson where we explored various non-fiction mentor texts looking for ways authors wrote their introductions. Then we made an anchor chart which I modified from the book.
The students were then tasked with the challenge of writing three different introductions based on the strategies on our anchor chart.
Here are a few of their examples: