I am so sorry that I am just now replying to this- there are a lot of messages I miss alerts on! I teach in Texas, so we have our own state standards (TEKS). I find myself in the same predicament, which is why I just make most of what I give my students. I would definitely recommend reading 6+1 Traits of Writing for Grades 3 and Up by Ruth Culham. That is where I get some of my best lesson ideas and lots of inspiration. Otherwise, keep following my store and by blog to see if something helpful pops up! Keep at it, though! I believe teaching writing the right way is the hardest thing.
July 30, 2013