In informational essays you will be doing

This is a block rubric that outlines what you expect for each part of the informational essay, including parts of the writing process (i.e., the thesis statement, the body, the sources, peer editing, etc.). It makes the grading process go more quickly because you circle the description that characterizes the student's work. This allows you to give student a sort of "canned" feedback but there's also space to write personalized feedback to improve student learning.

Informational essays are essays where the purpose is to

Each informational essay will include

In an informational essay, my job is to explain.