This unit plan was designed for the common core in writing for 7th grade students. It can be altered for any grade that you teach! This unit takes students through the process of getting to know each trait of writing (From the Six traits of Writing) and practice working on them one trait at a time by creating different stories by focusing on a specific trait. At the end of the unit students will write and create their first narrative story using all six traits they have practiced. Mentor texts are listed as well as a scholastic site that gives you great examples of mentor texts to use in the classroom.