Engaging Students with Informative/Explanatory 21st Century
Writing Opportunities

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Appendix A defines
informative/explanatory writing as writing that “conveys information
accurately.” How can we teach students to write informative/
explanatory texts without students copying and pasting information
directly from a source? In this session, strategies for teaching
informative writing will be demonstrated; prompts and assignments
asking students to write informative/explanatory texts for a variety
of purposes and audiences will be shared.

Presenter: Renee Boss, Academic Core Branch Manager, KDE