The Writer's Toolkit: Strategies for Writing Informative/Expl ...


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  • Title: The Writer's Toolkit: Strategies for Writing Informative/Explanatory Texts in the New Media: Overt Instruction Updates
  • Author(s): Rita van Haren
  • Collection: Literacies Learning Modules Grades 4-12
  • Series: Grade 4
  • Keywords: Information, Research, Analysis, Structure, Sentences, Transitions, Point of View.


This Learning Module consists of a comprehensive range of strategies for writing, with a particular focus on writing informative/explanatory texts in the new, digital media. Each ‘overt instruction update’ is presented as a focused mini-lesson that can be delivered as an update through the Community area of Scholar. Every one of these overt instruction updates is also to be found in one of the Learning Modules in the Scholar Literacies Learning Modules in the Bookstore.The purpose of this Writer’s Toolkit is so that teachers can use these instructional updates as and when needed by their students.