Beginning a Writing Program | Writing Unit | Writers Workshop

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The Write Stuff
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2nd - 3rd, Homeschool
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  1. Narrative writing, opinion writing and more! Save time and engage your 2nd & 3rd-grade writers with these step-by-step writing units. Teach the standards while engaging your students with well thought out and detailed lesson plans that are integrated with aspects of reading instruction. If you h
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We all want a writing unit that will help us teach the skills students need but also one that makes students want to write. This comprehensive writing unit has step-by-step lessons that will help you to begin teaching writing.

This unit contains:

  • set up
  • vocabulary from the mentor text aligned to the unit
  • pre-assessments and anchor charts
  • blackline masters for student work

This stand-alone unit is part of a complete bundle of detailed and comprehensive units with opportunities for choice and collaboration. It is designed to help learners to develop a growth mindset when they learn to write.

Each writing unit has alternate spelling and is also aligned with the Write Traits making it a perfect resource no matter where you teach.

Unit 1 begins with how to set up and organize your classroom AND the learners for writing.

This set also includes:

★ Organizational tips and real photos

★ Links to free resources as well as extension ideas

★ Student interest and skill self-assessment writing inventory

★ Personal Writing Assessment

★ Ways to interpret the data and suggestions for the next steps

★ 4 Mentor texts suggestions with lesson plans and matching activities that are designed to interest even your most unmotivated students because they show how writing can be a struggle and how to help yourself come up with ways to overcome that difficulty. You will need:

→ Library Mouse by Daniel Kirk

→ Ralph Tells a Story by Abby Hanlon

→ The Best Story by Eileen Spinelli

→ Chester's Masterpiece by Melanie Watts

★ Writing Motivation Anchor Charts

★ Writing Vocabulary for the pocket chart or writing wall

Please take a look at the preview to see more.

This writing curriculum is also perfect for Canadian/UK students with alternative spelling included in each unit.

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Each individual set includes unit-specific binder spines if you want to organize them by mentor text or single unit.

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Writing Through the Year: Primary Writers

Writing Graphic Organizers

Ultimate Literacy Assessment Binder


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Total Pages
87 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.


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