I am so excited to share this unit with you! Your students will LOVE creating a Candy Vacation. No matter what type of writers are in your classroom, they will be STARBURSTING when you start the journey of, “My Sweet Treat Vacation”.
I did this unit during summer school for 19 days. We ordered Bare Books and the students created their own book. It was quite magical. If you do not have the extra dollars to spend, I have created a peachy perfect template for students to hand write their story. I love the computer, but I think it is important for students to hand-write some of their narratives. I still look at my work from elementary school and love seeing how I wrote.
CHECK OUT THE PREVIEW to see all the sweets!
1. Share with students many different types of candy or sweet treat stories. (I have included a list for you).
2. Create an adjective list to describe sweet treats. I did mine on white butcher paper and hung it in the room for students to refer back.
3. Do a lesson on SHOW not TELL. When reading your picture books or read alouds, point out vivid language. I often have my students close their eyes as I'm reading and then share with their seat partner, “The Picture In My Eyes!”
#Create Writing Folders For Each Student. What Shall Go Inside
Cover-My Sweet Thoughts Journal Cover
Sweet Adjectives (5 Senses)
Sweet Adjectives List
What A Sweet World- Students brainstorm places around your town that can be turned into a candy creation.
Planning Pages- My Sweet Vacation
I have included different draft sheets for students to use to write their story. I have also included a few different final version templates.
-All About Me
-Illustration Pages (one illustration per day)
Give students a choice of different construction papers to create their
Students will glue cover on to front of construction folder.
Inside hole punch all of the above documents and then tie with yarn or
For long lasting- you might want to laminate cover.
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Ramona Recommends, 2014