Back to School Writing

Grade Levels
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Resource Types
Common Core Standards
Product Rating
3.9
File Type
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7.57 MB   |   38 pages

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Here are 20 easy to follow writing mini lessons to teach narrative writing the first month of school. Each lesson guides students through the writing process using the workshop method described below.

20 Mini Lessons Structured in the Following Way:

Materials (including pre-made charts for use with the lesson)
Hook- a fun way to start the mini lesson
Teaching Point- a straightforward statement about what students will learn
Modeling- a way for you to show students the skill you are teaching
Practice-an opportunity for students to practice the skill with partners
Share-an opportunity for students to share with the whole class what they learned through the mini-lesson (done after independent writing time)

Mini Lesson Topics Included:
Writer's Notebooks
What is Writer's Workshop?
Brainstorming: Important People in My Life
Brainstorming: Objects and Places in My Life
Drafting: Storytelling Aloud with Detail
Drafting: Sequencing How a Story Will Go
Drafting: Building Writing Stamina
Revising: One Moment NOT a Whole Day
Revising: Characters
Revising: Setting
Drafting: What to Do When Your Memory is Fuzzy
Drafting: Getting Past the Hump of Spelling
Drafting: When I'm Done I've Just Begun
Revising: Teacher Conference
Revising: Trying Different First Sentences
Revising: Trying Different Endings
Revising: Being In Charge of Your Own Writing
Editing: Peer Conferences
Editing: As You Go and Before You Publish
Publishing: Party and Book Signing

Also Included In This Product:

Writing Workshop Schedule Pie Chart
Writing Workshop Noise Level Poster
Conference Tracking Sheet
Student Checklist
End of Unit Rubric
Writing Samples to Support Modeling Skills for Students
13 Charts

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Total Pages
38
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
1 Month

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Back to School Writing
Back to School Writing
Back to School Writing
Back to School Writing