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Diary of a (Winter Writing Unit)

Grade Levels
1st - 3rd
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13 pages
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This is a Diary of a… writing project modeled after Doreen Cronin’s Diary of a Worm, Diary of a Spider, and Diary of a Fly.

Students write in the same diary format from the perspective of a snowman, gingerbread kid, elf, reindeer, or Christmas tree.

Materials included in this unit are:
Task directions
Graphic organizers for each character
Story map
Final copy checklist
Student title page
Diary pages
Total Pages
13 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.
Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.
With guidance and support from adults, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions from peers, and add details to strengthen writing as needed.
Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure.


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