Writing to Explain is filled with fun, high-interest writing topics that will give your students a variety of opportunities to improve their writing skills. The first activities focus on the fundamentals of explanatory writing, such as using examples to make paragraphs more effective. Guided writing activities challenge students to compare and contrast objects and people, write problem/solution paragraphs, write various types of letters and newspaper articles, and much more. A section on proofreading wraps up the book at the end. All activities are reproducible. Students will use graphic planners, such as webs and Venn diagrams, to organize their thoughts and ideas before writing. Writing to Explain is the perfect tool to use when teaching your students the techniques of effective explanatory writing.