Writing tools and resources for all grade levels.

Writing to inform is an important skill for all grade levels, from book reports in elementary school, all the way to college essays. These sheets contain different writing templates and charts to outline ideas, as well as examples of key clue words that are helpful to use when it comes to informative writing.

Cause & Effect


Your child can use this diagram to outline the different series of events in a story, using different clue words.


Compare & Contrast


This guide includes a Venn Diagram for your child to compare and contrast different elements of a story.


Cycle Diagram


Your child can use this graphic organizer to map out and understand the sequence of events as he or she is reading or writing.


Idea Web


This diagram will allow your child to take a main idea of a story and fill out the supporting details of the idea.


Outline Templates


This template will help your child organize his or her ideas before writing an informative essay.


5 W's Chart


What better way to understand the plot of a book by then outlining the “who,” “what,” “when,” “where” and “why?” Your child can complete this chart while reading to help him or her follow along.


Integrating Quotations


It is often important to insert quotations into an informative piece of writing. Check out these tips on how to effectively integrate quotations.


Cause & Effect Writing Prompts


These idea-starters will help your child write a perfect cause and effect piece.


Compare & Contrast Writing Prompts


Your child can use these idea-starters to compare and contrast two different things.


Illustrative Writing Prompts


It’s time for your child to put his or her creative writing skills to the test with these fun illustrative thought-starters.