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Launching Writer's Workshop and Personal Narrative Unit (CC Aligned)

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This is a four week Common Core Aligned launching and personal narrative unit that covers the guidelines of what writer's workshop entails on a day to day basis. After 7 days of setting up these guidelines, the lesson plans move into coming up with ideas to write a personal narrative. After an idea is established, students take their idea through the writing process. This 22 page unit includes minilessons, materials, posters, parent letter, anchor charts, graphic organizers, teacher-modeled writing example, final copy paper, scoring rubric, and a going through the writing process sheet for the personal narrative.
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1 Month

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On  September 11, 2013,  Adria C. asked:
What types of graphic organizers are used in this unit? What is the expected product for the students? I am hoping to have a model of at least a 3 paragraph personal narrative. How advanced is the student model you include?
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On  September 11, 2013Zanah McCauley answered:
The types of graphic organizers are top-five countdown, a feelings graphic organizer, and a watermelon and seed writing graphic organizer. In this unit the students have two expected projects, the first project is to write a story in paragraph form about their summer vacation (no model for this project) and the second project is to write a personal narrative. The personal narrative that I modeled for the students was in the form of a picture book. I choose to do it in a picture book format, but it can easily be turned into paragraphs. I think it would be roughly 3 to 4 paragraphs. The model I would say is appropriate for a 3rd- 5th grade classroom.
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Is this the same writing unit that is included in the writing bundle?
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On  March 16, 2013Zanah McCauley answered:
Yes it is.
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I bought this and really love it! Do you have similar packets for informational and opinion writing?
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On  November 27, 2012Zanah McCauley answered:
I am glad you like the unit. Thank you for the feedback as well. I do have a persuasive writing unit that does follow the same format.

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Launching Writer's Workshop and Personal Narrative Unit (C
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Launching Writer's Workshop and Personal Narrative Unit (C
Launching Writer's Workshop and Personal Narrative Unit (C