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Realistic Fiction Writing Unit Lucy Calkins Unit 4

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This 15 page prewriting book takes students through the entire process of writing a realistic fiction story. This unit is based off of Lucy Calkin's Units of Study Book 4 "Big Dreams and Tall Ambitions." It allows students to also explore mentor texts to gather ideas. (Make sure to download the FREE preview file to get an end of unit rubric!)

Skills covered include-
What is Realistic Fiction?
Brainstorming a story.
Character Traits
Developing Believable Characters
Internal vs. External Traits
Problem and Solution
Developing a Story Mountain
Adding Drama
Extending your Scenes
Creating Powerful Endings
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Is this a full unit that can be used for realistic fiction writing in grade 4? Will this keep teachers on track covering all parts of the unit without needing to reference the book at all times, since books are shared among teachers?
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Love the Calkins Writing Unit. Thanks! I see that the free preview contains the rubric for this unit. However, it's not included with my downloaded version. Could you please send me the rubric. I'd greatly appreciate it. Thanks.
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Realistic Fiction Writing Unit     Lucy Calkins Unit 4
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