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Info Sheets: Writing Templates


Standard Resource

Years: 3-4, 5-6, K-2

1 Pages

Product Code: TEAC1339

Resource Type: Classroom Resources

About this teaching resource

Writing templates are amazing tools to help a writer collect and organise information. 

How To:

  • Use them in the drafting process
  • Prompt the reader to include non-fiction features such as headings, captions, labelled diagrams whilst gathering and presenting information
  • Once the writer has gathered information, editing can be undertaken, which may include adding more pieces, rearranging the information, seeing the gaps.

Included in Writing Templates group of resources:

  • Info Sheet
  • Contents 
  • Description Writing
  • Explanation Texts
  • Information Writing
  • Life Cycle Stages
  • Time Lines
  • Make Your Own

My Story:

My favourite experience with a Yr 2 class was using the drafting template to learn how to write about our school.

  • They wrote about something familiar
  • This piece remained as a draft. This was enough to support them to use the same drafting sheet to explore an animal of their choosing
  • The writing, collecting process was seamless
  • What was most fascinating was how students then reorganised their information into Mini Books
  • All the information, all the features, were now presented in book form. That’s young writers who know what it is to be a writer!

Australian curriculum alignment

Year 3  

ACELY1782: Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts demonstrating increasing control over text structures and language features and selecting print,and multimodal elements appropriate to the audience and purpose.

Year 4  

ACELY1694: Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts containing key information and supporting details for a widening range of audiences, demonstrating increasing control over textstructures and language features.

Year 5  

ACELY1704: Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive print and multimodal texts, choosing text structures, language features, images and sound appropriate to purpose and audience.

Year 6  

ACELY1714: Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts, choosing and experimenting with text structures, language features, images and digital resources appropriate to purpose and audience.


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