2nd Grade Writing Curriculum Narrative Writing Opinion Writing Informational

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    This 2nd grade Writing Bundle is perfect for your 2nd Grade classroom. This unit includes Narrative Writing, Opinion Writing, and Informational Writing or Non-Fiction Writing and will save you hundreds of hours of preparation time because it is Step by Step, differentiated, and very little prep. The writing units follow Writer's Workshop, but can easily be done without it.

    Most parts are also digital!


    This curriculum was designed by teachers for teachers. It helps you to take your students from barely writing to writing 8-12 sentences. How? This curriculum is interactive, fun, and differentiated. This helps students to get excited about the process, they have an instant buy-in, and no matter their level, they feel successful. We also teach you how to use Writer's Workshop and the lessons can be used in whole group or in small groups plus there are ideas and activities for a writing center. It is all you need for your writing time this next year.


    This unit includes an Opinion Writing Unit, a Narrative Writing Unit, Informational Writing Unit, Reader's Theater, Fairy Tale Unit, Story Maps, anchor charts and more. These products will help your students step to the next level in their writing.


    Buying the bundle saves you at least 20% off the full price!

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    This Writing Curriculum Includes


    • Narrative Unit comes in Digital Format and Printable
    • Step by Step Narrative lesson plans to last for 8 or more weeks
    • Differentiated Narrative story maps for newer and more advanced writers
    • Differentiated Narrative graphic organizers
    • Full-color picture story starter cards
    • Story Starter cards with only words
    • Several Adjective mini lessons
    • 12 Narrative Teaching Videos
    • 60 Page Narrative Digital Interactive Notebook that follows the Videos
    • Rubrics
    • How to do Writer's Workshop
    • Editing mini lessons
    • Writing Prompts
    • ESL Story Maps, Editing Material, and Posters

    Opinion Unit

    • Over 8 Weeks of Detailed Step by Step Opinion Writing Lesson Plans - Even a Substitute could follow these plans
    • Fact and Opinion Interactive Activities
    • How to go from simple to more detailed opinion writing
    • Book and Character Opinion Writing with Comparisons
    • Fact-Based Opinion Writing Activities
    • Opinion Writing Templates
    • Differentiated Opinion Graphic Organizers
    • Opinion Writing Prompts
    • Differentiation for opinion lessons, story maps, and small group lesson


    • Step by Step Informational Writing lesson plans
    • Digital and Printable Informational Unit
    • 4 Different Leveled Inference Forms for differentiation for Informational Writing
    • 7 Informational Reading Articles (Close Reading Articles)
    • Informational Story Maps
    • How to Write Introduction and Conclusion Sentence Lessons (Video explanation included as well)
    • Fact and Opinion Activities
    • And More!

    Bonuses Included!

    • Journal Writing Mini Unit
    • Writer's Workshop E-Book
    • Fractured Fairy Tale Writing Unit
    • Reader's Theater
    • Additional Story Starter Prompts

    Narrative Unit

    There are 2 Narrative Units included in this bundle. One is a traditional in-class curriculum. The other is designed for hybrid learning and or distance learning. It includes 12 teaching videos where I do all the teaching for you. The videos go along with a 60-page digital interactive notebook that is easy for students to do. It is everything you need for digital learning.

    This is a step-by-step narrative writing unit that has everything in it for you to teach narrative writing for up to 8 weeks or more. It can be used with Personal Narrative or Fictional Narrative. It has step-by-step lesson plans (even a substitute could teach it) and differentiated graphic organizers that are helpful for new and experienced writers. There are lots of opportunities for students to practice and build on their skills. This is perfect for your 1st-grade classroom.

    It will help new writers gather ideas on how to write narratives and will take them through the entire process. There are full-color story starter cards, story starter prompts, and several other foundations for the Narrative Writing Process. This process aligns with Common Core Standards and Writer's Workshop concept.

    Opinion Unit

    This is a STEP BY STEP process that has worked in numerous classrooms across the globe and is very effective. It is all common core aligned. Your students will learn to expand their reasons in their Opinion Writing.

    This unit will help students start at the beginning of the writing process and will take them to the next level. Various differentiated graphic organizers and story maps are included. Students will also get to write some fact-based opinion writings and small group and whole group lessons are included. They will end the unit with an experience in expanding their reasons by adding important details. You will be able to take your student from writing just a few sentences (or none at all) to writing 8 or more. This will transform into Opinion Writing Pieces that will prepare the student for a writing benchmark.

    Informational Writing

    This concept of “Inferences” can be slow to start, but when the students get it, a huge light bulb goes off and a big smile spreads across their face. This is the perfect step into Informational Writing. It teaches the skills of taking what they know and combining it with new information to make a new thought. It is a rewarding concept to teach and can be taught in all grades. This Unit is available for DIGITAL AND PRINTABLE.

    In these lessons, students take the information they already know on a topic, read an article or informative story about the topic, and combine the two like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and they get a new sentence. Their sentences can be combined to make a new informative paragraph all written by them! These lessons really help you get started on the informative writing process.

    This is not a one-time activity, but one that will be used all year.

    PLEASE NOTE: A few of the units have repeated information that applies to all the units. The price does not include repeated information.


    "Exactly what I was looking for. This is great because we need lesson plans for 2 weeks in advance and she has done all the plans for me! Easy to follow and aligns great with our writing standards." (2nd Grade Teacher)

    "I love that this resource is huge, so easy to use, and it is also cute! My students l love using these resources and I feel they are becoming better wrrters and readers because of them! Thanks so much!" (2nd Grade Teacher)

    To see how these units work in the classroom CLICK HERE for the Blog Article and CLICK Here for the VIDEO. They can also be used virtually!

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    Teaching Duration
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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.
    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.
    With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.
    With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.


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