Informative Essays

Dr. Wise

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Write an informative/ explanatory essay using two texts (resources).
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Topic: Leaves

Main Idea: Why do leaves change colors in the fall?


Collect (write them down) facts about why leaves change colors in the fall from the two resources below. You need five or more facts for your essay.

Resource 1: Videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xk4-6II8l5Q
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuTrDnzmMxY

Resource 2: Science For Kids Website

Informative Essay Outline

I. introduction of the topic and main idea, leaves and why they change colors in the fall

2. body: why do leaves change colors in the fall, use your facts here, use transition words

3. ending: restate the main idea, give your opinions and final thoughts