This bundle contains: Foundational Writing, Narrative Writing, Text-Based Informational Writing, Text-Based Opinion Writing. Over 250 pages of prompts and instruction for a complete year-long curriculum for grades 4 & 5 (also appropriate for strong 3rd graders and struggling 6th graders). All Common Core writing standards are covered in these units. ALL MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED, INCLUDING MULTIPLE ARTICLES for text based informational and opinion writing. JUST PRINT AND GO! The prompts and articles are designed to engage and interest students.
Included are mini-lessons and prompts for:
focusing paragraphs on one idea
capitalizing proper nouns
elaborating with anecdotes
focusing on one interesting event (narrative writing)
writing a story
writing topic sentences
using transition words
using direct quotes and citations
writing introductions and conclusions
writing an informational essay
writing a thesis statement
writing a claim
supporting a claim with anecdotes or examples
supporting a claim with facts
using texts to write an opinion essay
writing an opinion essay
Students are given two specific prompts for every mini-lesson designed to practice the skill taught. There are over 50 practice prompts with ALL SUPPORTING MATERIALS provided.
Every unit includes 4 different types of assessments including:
a progress monitoring sheet,
a full rubric based on the Common Core and SBAC,
a short practice rubric
and student self-assessment.
All units include mini-lessons designed to be used with direct instruction that involve students in learning and practicing specific skills. These lessons can be used with students or adapted to your personal style of instruction. The lessons are great for substitutes, parents, independent learners, and aides because all instruction is included. This is an excellent support program for students who struggle with writing.
Each week a skill is introduced in a mini lesson. Then the students practice the skill with a short, on-demand writing prompt. Several days later, students are given a similar prompt to practice the skill again. This prompt can be done in class or sent home for homework.