Hey, Florida teachers!!!! Do you have to teach the Bringing History to Life Writing Unit by Lucy Calkins? Have you struggled with her examples of the American Revolution due to lack of background knowledge? Then, this is the unit for you! I adapted Bend I and Bend II to match our Social Studies curriculum about Florida history. I created this unit using Unit 3 Florida’s Early History and Unit 4 Florida in Modern Times from the Social Studies book, Florida Studies, as the sample to model with the students through Bend I. In Bend II, the students will choose their own topic using Unit 2 Exploration and Colonization of Florida in the Social Studies book. A perfect way to cover many of those hard to fit in Social Studies standards too!
The unit includes:
~17 minilessons adapted to the Florida Social Studies curriculum (long and short versions)
~Rubric which can be used to score the notebook and/or published piece
~8 Teacher models and samples to be used during instruction
~4 Anchor Charts
~Picture samples of the notebook and published pieces