In the Lucy Calkins' Units of Study for K-2, she suggests a unit in which students study the writing craft of an author. My students LOVE Kevin Henkes, so I've created this unit, based upon some of Lucy's teaching points and many of my own, to help my students write like Mr. Henkes! This unit contains:
*20 suggested mini-lessons for a unit of approximately 4-5 weeks
*Suggested anchor chart
*List of necessary texts
*Published piece rubric
*Author celebration rubric
*Comment sheet for author celebration gallery walk
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I purchased your unit and am having a great time with it. I do have a question though. You reference something throughout the unit that I am unfamiliar with: K2K. For example, on page 4 (and in your 13 teaching point) you say: "Ask students how they can use captions into thus page, and students go K2K to discuss." What does that mean?
Also, do you have any student work samples from this unit that you could share?
Thanks for your question! I apologize... K2K is how I abbreviated knee to knee, as students may do in a turn and talk. We rearranged our units and will now be teaching this unit in April. I'll be adding sample work for this unit once this year's students get going on the unit in a couple months!
February 18, 2013
I wanted to know which Kevin Henkes books are needed for this author study. Before I buy it, I want to know if I have the books needed. Please let me know asap.
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