2nd and 3rd Grade Writing Lessons for Back to School | Writing Boot Camp

Amy Lemons
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  1. Write On! is a year long writing resource for the 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms. Each unit encourages students to become authors that find a love for writing. Every unit is very different, but most of the units follow these writing steps: Brainstorm, Write, Revise, Edit, and Publish. We also inc
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Looking to incorporate writing into your Back to School activities? In unit 1 of our Write On! resource, students will write narratives about surviving a new grade level in a fun & engaging writing boot camp!

This unit will guide your students in writing two personal narrative pieces and includes everything you need to drive your instruction. We have two themes for writing in this writing unit: My (2nd/3rd) Grade Survival Guide and Secret Sergeants. These are the perfect way to begin your year with a bang as the students learn the basics of writing.

This unit also includes two weeks' worth of plans to fully implement Write On! Workshop in your classroom.

Here's what is included:

Week One: My Survival Guide

  • I Can Statements
  • 5 Days of Lesson Plans that include everything you need for minilessons, independent practice, and share time.
  • Standards for TEKS and Common Core
  • Materials for anchor charts
  • Graphic Organizers and Student Printables
  • A Writing Process Cheer/Chant
  • Interactive Writing Process Chart
  • Basic Training Brainstorming Activity
  • Solider Drop Complete vs. Incomplete Sentences Revising Activity
  • Interactive Paragraph Writing Chart for Students 
  • Punctuation Patches Ending Punctuation Activity
  • Snapshot Details Activity and Craft
  • Survival Guide Paper Bag Book Publishing

Week Two: Secret Sergeants Student Riddles

  • I Can Statements
  • 5 Days of Lesson Plans that include everything you need for minilessons, independent practice, and share time.
  • Standards for TEKS and Common Core
  • Materials for anchor charts
  • Fill the Canteen
  • Riddle Organization Flaps
  • Riddle Rough Draft Flip-Book
  • Graphic Organizers and Student Printables
  • Simple and Compound Sentence Boot Sort
  • Capital Hunt
  • Secret Sergeant Publishing Paper
  • Secret Sergeant Craft

Week Three & Four:

  • Journal Writing Anchor Chart
  • Journal Writing Modeling Materials
  • Journal Writing Checklist
  • Make Your Mark Journal Writing and Craft
  • Rate My Writing – Writing Expectations
  • Rate My Writing Rubric
  • Constructive Feedback: Lend a Helping Hand Activity
  • Giving Feedback: Helpful or Hurtful Chart
  • Don’t Have a Monster Mouth Activity
  • Journal Prompts

Write On Components:

  • How to group students
  • Writing Folder Materials
  • Status of the Class Materials
  • Writing Templates
  • Setting Goals Anchor Chart Materials
  • How to Use Rubrics
  • How to Set Up Your Writing Block
  • Write On! Folder Creation
  • Write On! Do’s Chart
  • Write On! Goal Setting Interactive Activity
  • Dragons Love Tacos Mentor Text Activity
  • Dragon Craft: On Fire for Word Choice
  • Taco Party Invitation Creation with Taco Craft

Check out the individual units below:


WRITE ON! Writing Bootcamp Unit 1

WRITE ON! Personal Narratives Unit 2

WRITE ON! How To Writing Unit 3

WRITE ON! Informational Writing Unit 4

WRITE ON! Research UNIT 5

WRITE ON! Autobiographies and Biographies Unit 6

WRITE ON! Opinion Writing with Persuasive and Letter Writing Unit 7

WRITE ON! Poetry Unit 8

WRITE ON! Fiction Writing Unit 9

WRITE ON! Fairy Tale Writing Unit 10

WRITE ON! End of the Year Writing Unit 11

This unit was made by Hope King and Amy Lemons! We hope you enjoy! There is a lot included in this unit, so make sure you check out the preview!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
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.
Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.


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