We used a step up to wrting approach to help us write our informational piece on frogs. I stapled five strips of paper together. The first was green, the topic sentence. The next next three were yellow, the details (facts about frogs). The last paper is green, where they tried to wrap up and restate their topic sentence. We wrote the rough draft whole group and then edited them and wrote the final draft in small groups.
When we were done we turned it into a class book.