2nd & 3rd Grade Writing Unit Yearlong Bundle | Writers Workshop

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Save time and engage your 2nd & 3rd-grade writers with these standards-based, step-by-step writing units. Teach writing with lessons using mentor texts so students can see examples of good writing. Students will learn how to write opinions, narratives, how-to writing, research, and more!

This full-year 2nd & 3rd-grade writing curriculum is designed to increase writing skills, establish positive writing mindsets, and develop an environment of collaboration. Each unit contains detailed lesson plans and mentor texts.

What is included:

Each unit includes:

  • whole class, individual and partner work using 4 mentor texts a month
  • 20 lessons (5 per week) in each set except for set 1which has 4 lessons. Set 1 contains set-up activities and pre-assessments. Set 10 uses 2 books and contains 8 lessons. This set has extended activities for communication, types of presentation etc.
  • many strategies that will help your students learn to write in an open-ended format while learning through an explicit progression of skills. (ie. grammar, conventions, sent4ence/paragraph writing)
  • anchor charts and anchor chart ideas
  • oral language lessons as part of writing that focus on conversation, drama and more
  • partner and independent work

Units can be used separately as skills build within the units. When used together, the scaffolding of skills builds from one unit to the next. This resource can help you start the year or can be used anytime throughout the year.

This full-year writing unit is a detailed and comprehensive curriculum that is easy to use and highly engaging to students. It is designed to help teachers implement a writing program in their classrooms that gets results.

Take a look at the preview for more details about this year-long unit and how it can help support your writing instruction this year.

BONUS FILE: Organize your writing units with this handy set of binder cover/s and spines.

Take a look at the OVERVIEW here for a full list of standards and mentor texts used in this unit.


Teacher Feedback:

"This resource promised to engage reluctant writers and it did just that. Also, I LOVE the mentor texts! This bundle is like taking a master class in teaching writing!"

"This resource is incredibly creative, detailed, comprehensive and beyond helpful! Thank you, thank you, thank you for creating such an excellent resource!"

"Amazing resource with easy-to-follow lesson plans and great mentor text suggestions/ideas."

"I teach English in a French school and this is the only writing resource I will use!"


★ Beginning a Writing Program

★ All About Sentences & Conventions

★ Research

★ Fiction/Personal Narrative

★ How to Writing

★ Author Studies and Learning About Voice

★ Narrative Writing and Practicing Voice

★ Opinion Writing, Conventions: editing and revising

★ Poetry Writing (oral language and sentence fluency)

★ Publishing and Presentation

BONUS FILE: Launching Writer's Workshop

This writing curriculum is also perfect for Canadian/UK students with alternative spelling included in each unit. (This resource also complements the literacy curriculum for British Columbia.)

You can also see a detailed blog post on pairing Writers Workshop with Interactive Writer's Notebooks here:

Creating a Writing Mindset With Primary Writers in the Classroom


If you have any questions or you would like to enquire about a site license, please contact me at shelley@thewritestuffteaching.com

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.
Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.


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