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Writers Workshop :Writing Through the Year Unit 4 {Aligned with Common Core}

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Writer's Workshop is a wonderful way to incorporate all of the ELA standards while introducing your students to the love of writing. This best practice unit was created by two kindergarten teachers with over 20 years of classroom experience. Classroom tested and student approved.

This is the FOURTH unit in a series of monthly units that will walk you through the fourth month of writer's workshop. This unit is about Writing for a reason. It includes lessons on persuasive writing, letter writing, making signs, writing reviews, and more. This unit lists several mentor texts for the mini lessons. The texts used are: I Ain't Gonna Paint No More, Click, Clack Moo, Earrings, The Perfect Pet.

Included:

Writer's Workshop Framework Guide
Management ideas
Monthly overview
Mentor Text Lists
Detailed daily writer's workshop lessons
Anchor charts
Scoring Rubrics
and additional forms
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93
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On  February 1, 2014Misses M  (TpT Seller) asked:
Hi Deanna,

I was just wondering how effective and easy these units are if they haven't been used from the beginning? We use the Lucy Calkins curriculum but I was hoping to try one of your units. Is it a big transition or something that I can do? What unit is appropriate to begin now? Thanks!
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On  February 2, 2014Deanna Jump answered:
Unit 1 deals with management, building stamina and getting them to get their thoughts down on paper. The other units are by genre so you could start with whichever unit matches what you're working on right now. Hope that helps!
On  February 10, 2014Lori Dibernardo (TpT Seller) asked:
Hi Deana,

Your units look very thorough. I am a first grade teacher and have been using Lucy caukins for several years. Would you say your writing units are more geared towards kindergarten rather than first grade? Thanks!
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On  February 11, 2014Deanna Jump answered:
Hi Lori, They work perfectly for both grade levels. So many of the standards in K & 1 overlap. In 1st you just expect them to be able to write a little more. You might not need Unit 1 if you don't need to build stamina and help with management since Unit 1 is beginning writing. All of the others would work for you. I used them last year when I taught first grade and Deedee used them for her Kinders. :)
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On  April 30, 2013,  Buyer asked:
Hi Deanna,
Continuing son's English study at home, while in Japan, therefore no connection with "the Common Core" curriculum. Will the Writing Through the Year units work for me as stand alone teaching material?
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On  April 30, 2013Deanna Jump answered:
Absolutely! :)
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On  April 13, 2013,  Buyer asked:
How many units are there or will there be for the Kindergarten Writing through the Year? I have seen Units 1-6. I was wondering for my school year o 2013-2014. I have the first 2 units and I love them. The units are clear and easy to use. Thank you for making such useful writing units.

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On  April 16, 2013Deanna Jump answered:
There will be 8 units total. :) Unit 7 will be up this weekend. Thanks a bunch!
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On  April 7, 2013,  Buyer asked:
Which one of these units deals with using story elements in writing?
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On  February 26, 2013,  Elizabeth M. asked:
Hi Deanna,
I love this unit! My class is really doing a great job of writing for a reason! I wanted to let you know that I think there is a mistake on Day 13 in the "try it out" section. It says add a helpful hint or warning which is from the prior How to unit instead of adding your voice. Just thought you might want to change it for future users. Again, thanks for all you do! You and DeeDee are making me such a better teacher!
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On  February 27, 2013Deanna Jump answered:
Thank you so much for letting me know. :) we will fix it as soon as we get a chance. :)
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On  February 8, 2013,  Buyer asked:
Hi Deanna,
I need persuasive writing ideas for kindergarten. Do you have any good things?
Thanks!
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On  January 20, 2013,  Buyer asked:
Deanna I love all the items I have purchased from your store. I would love to know if you have a math packet aligned to common core that has lessons and tests available.
I would be very interested in purchasing one if you did.
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On  January 13, 2013,  Buyer asked:
Hi Deena,

I love your stuff! Do you mind me asking what program you use to create your worksheets?

Thanks!
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On  January 13, 2013Deanna Jump answered:
Hi There, I use Microsoft Word and Powerpoint. Thanks so much!
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On  January 7, 2013,  Kim W. asked:
Hey Deanna,
I just finished printing this unit in color and there are small lines on a lot of the papers. I wanted to see if you could tell me if it could be fixed. I asked our IT person at our school and she did not know why it would do that. We have the latest version of adobe.
Thanks, Kim
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On  January 7, 2013Deanna Jump answered:
Hi Kim, Even though you have the latest version of Adobe you still need to run updates every so often. Since no one else has reported that problem I would try that. If it doesn't help you may want to try a different printer to see if it is a printer issue. I just printed out a few pages to double check and they printed out fine. Please let me know if you still have a problem after trying the above. Thanks so much!
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On  January 6, 2013,  Buyer asked:
Where can I find the first three units? I am teaching kindergarten for the first time and would love a beginning unit for writing.
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On  January 7, 2013Deanna Jump answered:
Here are the links:
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Writing-Through-the-Year-Unit-1-Aligned-with-Common-Core

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Writing-Through-the-Year-Unit-2-Aligned-with-Common-Core

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Writing-Through-the-Year-Unit-3-Aligned-with-Common-Core
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On  January 5, 2013,  Laurie R. asked:
I found the first four of your Writing Through the Year units. The description of these units say they are monthly units. I was wondering if you have more of them or if you are working on more? Thanks!!
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On  January 5, 2013Deanna Jump answered:
We are working on unit 5 now. :). Thanks!
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On  January 3, 2013,  Louise D. asked:
Anything for third grade?
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On  January 3, 2013Deanna Jump answered:
Hi There, I've never taught third grade so I don't have the expertise to create a unit of study for that grade level. So sorry!
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On  December 29, 2012,  Buyer asked:
Do you have writing through the year for second grade?
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On  December 28, 2012,  Christina Z. asked:
Hi , Is this more for first grade or K?
Thank you
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On  December 29, 2012Deanna Jump answered:
It will work for both. :) thanks!
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