If in a non-writing composition or non-English course the student is given an assignment to write an Informative Essay, they may want to write about:
Each classroom teacher has a language arts group. In language arts students read fiction and informational texts, including newspapers and Time for Kids. They practice writing informative essays, narrative essays and arguments. The focus is on critical thinking and the Common Core standards. In practicing their reading and writing skills, students engage in discourse, hands-on activities and the use of technology to present their ideas. Students use Microsoft Word and PowerPoint to publish and present their work. Most Academy 2 students participate as reading buddies with primary students.
When writing informative essays, the use of “I” or “you” sounds immature. There is no need to address the reader directly for this type of writing. Ideally, these words should be avoided as much as possible in other types of writing as well. Persuasive writing can address the reader, but relying too much on personal statements probably means that the writing is very light on actual facts and good arguments. In fiction, there is hardly ever a reason to address the reader directly, but these words will come up frequently as characters talk to each other.