I absolutely am amazed at the results of my student’s factual writing. I introduce my students to this writing in the beginning of the year for our first nonfiction story. We discuss topic sentences and locating important facts within the text. Then we talk about supportive sentences using the facts and transitional phrases. We practice writing factual paragraphs together and conclude the paragraph with a restating of the topic sentence. You will notice the sample I have here. Thatcher is 8 years old. His writing is fabulous.