Based on my first grade classroom, we focused on opinion and persuasive writing to learn how to write an argument, provide a reason, and recognize that a reason supports an opinion. This unit is aligned with the Common Core State Standards as a high priority for students to write an argument piece first. Included in this unit:
-4 weeks of mini-lessons focused on opinion/persuasive 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
-9 teacher created sample charts and tools to use with your students to help them become independent during your Writer's Workshop
-1 picture of my students' writing sample
-Letter writing templates for students to use as paper choices
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.