Keeping it Real Writing Strategies: 5th Grade Test Prep for Opinion & Informative Writing is a supplemental writing program aligned with the Common Core/ ELA Standards. The program has 16 weeks of lessons that are simple to follow and filled with pictures, sample anchor charts, templates, and much more! It also includes reading articles that integrate science, social studies, and reading standards along with sample prompts.
What makes this writing program DIFFERENT than anything else out there is the use of mnemonic devices and multiple intelligences to help students better understand the writing process. Students will be engulfed in writing lessons that are full of visual/spatial, musical, and bodily/kinesthetic activities!
So, what does the program include?
*8 Weeks of Engaging OPINION Writing Lessons
*Opinion Writing Monthly Calendar
*Opinion Planning Graphic Organizer
*Opinion Writing Kid-Friendly Rubric
*5TH Grade Reading Level Opinion Articles Integrating Science, Social Studies and Reading Standards
*Sample Opinion Prompts
*Opinion 2-Part Prompt Example & Lesson
*Opinion Writing Checklist
*8 Weeks of Engaging INFORMATIVE Writing Lessons
*Informative Writing Monthly Calendar
*Informative Planning Graphic Organizer
*Informative Writing Kid-Friendly Rubric
*5TH Grade Reading Level Informative Articles Integrating Science, Social Studies and Reading Standards
*Sample Informative Prompts
*Informative 2-Part Prompt Example & Lesson
*Informative Writing Checklist
*Mini Lessons on Purpose, Focus, & Organization
*Mini Lessons on Evidence & Elaborations
*Mini Lessons on Conventions
*Scaffolding Techniques with Pics For Struggling Writers
*Home-Practice That Involves Parents
*Numerous Mnemonic Devices to Help Students Remember the Writing Process
I have been teaching for 13 years. I have a BA in Elementary Education and a Master's in Reading K-12. The majority of my teaching has been in inclusion classrooms in Title I schools. I use this program with my students along with many other teachers in my school and district. Your students will benefit very much from this simple, yet rigorous program! I know you and your students will love it!
Have FUN with your Kiddos! :)