Use this Writing Workshop unit to build your students’ confidence and support them in their first endeavors of putting their pencil to paper. All the lessons in this drawing unit follow the Writing Workshop Format of a group mini-lesson, drawing time followed by a time to share. Start each drawing lesson by reading the mentor text and having conversations about what they are going to draw that day. This drawing unit sets the foundation for written expression that will be used throughout the year. They will continue to draw to support their writing during writing workshop, draw to show their understanding of math concepts and share their understanding of literature with drawings during guided reading. This unit can also be used as a Mo Willems author study by pulling out the drawing and art activities related to his books.
-There are 25 drawing lessons included in this unit that are connected to mentor texts.
These lessons include drawing lines, encouraging drawing, using shapes to draw, using how to draw books to draw, adding details and color, filling up the white space, drawing faces and people, adding words to drawings and more.
-There is a Book of Drawing cover to make a book of your students' drawing or the lessons you want to use from the unit.
-Directions for having an end of unit drawing celebration are included.
-There are nine fun drawing/art projects to complement this unit.
-15 of the activities included are inspired by Mo Willems' books
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