Based on my first grade classroom, we focused on narrative writing to develop an imagined experience called Realistic Fiction. This is a great unit that allows students to move from reading books on realistic fiction- to writing about a realistic fiction story using the story elements of setting, characters, and problem/solution. This unit includes:
-4 weeks of mini-lesson TEACHING POINTS focused on realistic fiction writing and revising adapted from Lucy Calkins
-Goals for the unit aligned with the Common Core Standards Writing: Listening/Speaking, Research to Build and Present Knowledge, Conventions of Standard English, and Production and Distribution of Writing
-15 teacher created sample charts and tools to use with your students to help them become independent during your Writer's Workshop
-12 pictures of my students' writing samples
I'm a very visual learner and I always find it helpful to see student samples or exemplar charts. I hope my student samples are helpful and you're able to use some as anchor papers as you begin the unit!
**In this package, you will find ONLY the teaching points to each mini-lesson and not the complete scripted out mini-lesson with a connection, active engagement, and link. This product does not contain any usable materials for students to complete- it is a month long calendar to help teachers guide their writer's workshop instruction.