The CCSS place a tremendous emphasis on writing. Writing is not only highlighted as a discipline in itself, it is assume to be the vehicle through which a great deal of critical thinking, reading, and reading assessment will occur. The core also calls for explicit teaching of three main text types; narrative, informative, and argument. Here is where Operation EDU comes in; we've designed a FIVE session mini-unit that not only introduces the principals, methods, and structures of each type, but also provides opportunity to practice with real-world audiences and purposes. You can expect this mini-unit to provide you with all the tools you'll need to teach the sessions, which means little planning time from the busy teacher. Print the visuals in poster size and hang them all year!
Every session is broken down minute-by-minute AND follows the writing workshop model with plenty of opportunity for expansion and differentiation.
Common Core Mini-Unit: Launching Text Types
by Operation EDU
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