Fables: Common Core writing unit

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Bring a flurry of excitement to your writer's workshop by having your students write a fable. You will see that even your reluctant writers will pick up a pen and write away! What is more, with the help of this unit you can teach your students how to compose a fable with a great moral, interesting dialogues, and vivid vocabulary.

The unit consists of:
1. very detailed lesson plans that show you how to guide students through the writing process (prewriting, composing, revising, editing, publishing)
2. several Aesop's fables (rewritten by me)
3. worksheets with carefully designed, meaningful activities (NO FLUFF)
4. example of teacher's fable (written by me)
5. examples of student work (fables written by my previous students)
6. grading rubric

I am the queen of integrating several writing skills in one writing unit. After all, if you were to teach all the Common Core writing standards in isolation, you would need two school years instead of one! Therefore, not only does this unit instruct on how to write a fable, but it also teaches students how to:
1. use a thesaurus to find vivid vocabulary (CCSS L.4.4.c)
2. write and punctuate dialogues (CCSS L.4.2.b)
3. find synonyms for "said" (CCSS L.4.5.c)
4. Learn the meaning of common idioms and proverbs (CCSS L.4.5.B)

My students enjoy this unit tremendously every year. I hope you will find it useful in your classroom as well. Not to mention, this unit will be a real life saver if you have to take a few days off from work. Your sub will appreciate the detailed lesson plans!

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You may also be interested in my other writing units:
Compare and contrast writing: Informative essay writing unit; CCSS aligned
Opinion essay writing using evidence from the text; CC aligned
Informational paragraph writing ~ CCSS aligned
Tall tales with a modern twist: creative writing unit; Common Core aligned
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Thank you for looking.

© Joanna Baginska


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Fables: Common Core writing unit
Fables: Common Core writing unit
Fables: Common Core writing unit
Fables: Common Core writing unit