Fall Writing BUNDLE

Fall Writing BUNDLE
Fall Writing BUNDLE
Fall Writing BUNDLE
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Fall writing: Fall writing units for first and second grade.

This HUGE bundle includes a step-by-step opinion writing, informational writing and personal narrative writing unit.


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Johnny Appleseed Opinion Writing Unit

Pumpkin Themed Informational Writing

Thanksgiving Personal Narrative Writing


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1. Johnny Appleseed Opinion Writing Unit

Johnny Appleseed opinion writing (persuasive writing) has been made easy with this file that scaffolds the stages of writing an opinion.

UPDATED September, 2015 to include fonts that read better.

~ The activities and printables in this file are based on apples and the story of Johnny Appleseed by Reeve Lindbergh.

*** Please click through to download the preview file for a closer look. Or pop over to our blog (*click here*)
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Scaffold your students writing by teaching; purpose, structure, introduction, reasons and conclusion plus reflection.

Your file aims to give you supportive materials to compliment your genre writing and social studies program. This resource aims to give students a scaffolded, pragmatic approach to developing opinion writing skills.

Print off all pages and bundle as a student work book using the cover page provided. Start from the beginning by asking children what they know about Johnny Appleseed.

Discuss what facts and opinions are.

Read or watch the book, Johnny Appleseed by Reeve Lindbergh.

Use the resources in the file to discuss what an opinion is and how to orate, read and write one beginning with the introduction, reasons and conclusion.

Children will build up the skill of each part of an opinion before finally writing their own on the topics provided or one of your choosing using the empty templates.

Students are given opportunities to reflect on their writing samples at the end of the unit using the five apple rating system that you will need to model using a work sample.

Finally children receive their own achievement notice based on what they can do.



Your file includes the following:

Student booklet cover
What do you Know about Johnny Appleseed?
Johnny Appleseed Facts
Johnny Appleseed Facts
Johnny Appleseed story vocabulary
Johnny Appleseed book and video links
What is an opinion & Facts?
Sort Johnny Appleseed Facts & Opinions
Write Opinion about 2 Johnny Appleseed Facts
What is an Opinion + Example (whole class)
Purpose of an Opinion (whole class)
Opinion Topics
Parts of an Opinion Poster
Parts of an Opinion Apple Style!
Parts of an Opinion Apple Style! Paste back Together
Sheets to paste Opinion Structure (prev. page)
Parts of an Opinion Apple Style! Self-Correction page
I Love Apples! An Oral Class Exercise
Opinion Introduction – sentence starters
How to Introduce your Opinion
Opinions and Reasons
Johnny Appleseed topic – giving reasons (only)
Johnny Appleseed topic – giving reasons (only)
Johnny Appleseed – giving reasons (only)
Johnny Appleseed – giving reasons (only)
Johnny Appleseed – giving reasons (only)
The Story of Johnny Appleseed – give reasons why you liked the story
The Story of Johnny Appleseed – reasons for recommendation
The Story of Johnny Appleseed – why is it good to be generous?
Concluding my Opinion – sentence starters
Johnny Appleseed Topics for an Opinion
My Opinion: Author’s Purpose
My Opinion: Author’s Purpose
My Opinion – Hannah Goodwin
My Opinion: Johnny’s Knapsack
My Opinion: the Pioneers
My Opinion: Wilderness & Safety
My Opinion: Favorite Apple Product
My Opinion: Johnny Appleseed Street named after him
Opinion Blank Organizer/Template
Opinion Blank Organizer/Template
Opinion Blank Organizer/Template
Opinion Blank Organizer/Template
Opinion Blank Organizer/Template
My Opinion - blank template - girl
My Opinion - blank template - girl
Apple Rated Opinion (filled in) Students reflect on their work sample
Apple Rated Opinion empty
I can Write an Opinion Achievement Notice Grade One - Girl
I can Write an Opinion Achievement Notice Grade One - Boy
I can Write an Opinion Achievement Notice Grade Two - Girl
I can Write an Opinion Achievement Notice Grade Two - Boy



2. Pumpkin Informational Writing Unit


Pumpkin themed informational writing printables for October and November for grades one and two.

Your file aims to give you supportive materials to complement your informational/explanatory writing and social studies program. This resource focuses on giving students a scaffolded, pragmatic approach to developing informational/explanatory writing skills. Your file focuses on writing about pumpkins and the pumpkin life cycle in light of informational Common Core Standards for writing.

~ Edit: The file now includes different header fonts that are more student friendly.

Common Core links for first and second grade:

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1.2 Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.2 Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts an definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.

*** This file is aimed at teachers who use the Common Core State Standards.

Print off the appropriate pages and bundle as individual books. Start from the beginning of the file and work your way through.

This unit should last around 3 weeks, depending on your students' writing competencies and how long you dedicate to writing each week.

There are six sections to this file and some pages are in color for you to use as posters alongside the printable worksheets.


Contents:

Student book covers boy and girl

- Section One – About Pumpkins

About Pumpkins section page
Pumpkin vocabulary
Pumpkin life cycle poster
Pumpkin life cycle fill in
How does a pumpkin grow? Number & label, cut & paste
What is a Fact? Poster
Pumpkin Facts
Pumpkin Facts and Non-Facts
Class pumpkins facts brainstorm
Definitions work for 2nd graders
Pumpkin facts label the pumpkin
Pumpkin adjectives (senses)
Yummy pumpkins (kinds of food)
Pumpkin decorations
Pumpkins are a fruit

-Section Two – About Info/Explanatory Writing

About Informational/ Explanatory Writing section page
What is Informational Writing? color poster
Why do we read or write informational/explanatory texts?
What topics could you write about?
Parts of an info/explanatory writing piece poster (b&w)
Super helpers to remember structure color poster
Super helpers to remember structure b&w
Parts of an informational writing piece pumpkin style
Parts of an informational writing piece pumpkin style cut & paste, order of structure
Pasting page for previous activity
Self-correcting page for previous activity
Informational/explanatory text features color poster
Informational/explanatory text features label from prev. poster
Grammatical features color poster
Linking words cut and paste
Present tense work
Technical terms work (label pumpkin)
Forms of inform’l writing (list, sequencing. etc)

- Section Three – Learning to write using structure

Learning to section page
How to for teachers
Informational writing example one
Informational writing example two
Informational writing example three
The topic sentence with helper; Tilly Topic color poster
Possible topic sentence examples
Topic sentences using vocab prompts
Breaking it down – whole class oral task
Pumpkin topic sentence brainstorm (enlarge)
Now I can write my topic sentence
The Facts with helper; Fiery Facts color poster
Carving up the facts (are, have can)
Just the facts please
I know a lot about pumpkins (record research)
Pumpkin life cycle record stages (1st, 2nd etc)
“ “ “ “ (first, next, then, after this) template
How does a pumpkin grow? Record stages in own words
Summary with helper; Super Sam Summary color poster
Super summary – What does restate mean?
Breaking it down, pumpkin style connecting topic sentences and summary sentences
We can summarize (using topic sentences)

- Section Four – putting it together

Writing our own info. texts section page
Pumpkin happenings; how does a pumpkin grow?
Pumpkin, pumpkin, how do you grow?
A pumpkin grows and grows
My pumpkin
I know all about pumpkins
Pumpkin patch
this is a pumpkin

- Section Five – blank templates

Blank templates section page
Blank templates

- Section 6 – evaluations and reflections

Evaluating section page
Pumpkin rated writing self-assessment
Student achievement notice Common Core


3. Thanksgiving Personal Narrative Unit

This huge step-by-step personal narrative writing unit takes you from learning about Thanksgiving, talking about personal Thanksgiving stories, to understanding the purpose of a narrative, to breaking down the structure of 5 personal narrative frameworks (guided), to working on the grammatical features of a personal narrative (guided), independent writing frameworks, then how to revise and edit writing (peer, self and with a teacher), and finally to student and teacher assessments. This resource maps out the explicit steps of personal narrative writing with a Thanksgiving twist. This resource aims to complement your writing program.

*** Sneak peek! Download the full page, preview file, to see over 40 pages of this step-by-step writing unit.

You may also like our other step-by-step fall writing units:
Pumpkin Informational Writing Unit
Johnny Appleseed opinion Writing Unit


Move through the file in the order it is set out. Children will be given opportunities to work in large and small groups as well as one on one with another student and the teachers, as well as independently.

As mentioned above, the fill includes 5 personal narrative framework for you to choose from.

The personal narrative frameworks you can choose from include:

1. small moment, details (when, where, who and what) and conclusion
2. small moment, beginning, middle and end
3. topic sentence, first, next, then and last
4. topic sentence, details (what happened first, second and third?) and conclusion
5. event, details (actions, thoughts and feelings), event, details and conclusion

The rationale behind the choice of 5 frameworks, is that many schools use different frameworks. This will still be a valuable resource should you change schools. Additionally, the students in each class may need different frameworks depending on their writing levels. Lastly, the different frameworks will suit the two grades this resource is aimed at, being first and second grade.

This file complements the following Common Core Standards for first and second grade:

~ First Grade:

Text Types and Purposes:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.1.3 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.

Production and Distribution of Writing:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.1.5 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.

Research to Build and Present Knowledge:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.1.8 With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.


~ Second Grade:

Text Types and Purposes:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2.3 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.

Production and Distribution of Writing:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2.5 With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.

Research to Build and Present Knowledge:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2.8 Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question



File contents:

Links to Common Core 1st Grade
Links to Common Core 2nd Grade
Student narrative booklet cover
Personal narrative sequence for teachers

SECTION 1 – LEARNING ABOUT THANKSGIVING

Thanksgiving Stories (Amazon links)
Thanksgiving Stories (Amazon links)
Thanksgiving vocabulary color – level 1
Thanksgiving vocabulary b&w – level 1
Thanksgiving vocabulary color – level 2
Thanksgiving vocabulary b&w – level 2

SECTION 2 – OUR PERSONAL STORIES

Our stories: our talking informs our writing
Talking about our stories: 5 group activities
Narrative Talking Task Cards 1-4 - color
Narrative Talking Task Cards 1-4 - watermark
Narrative Talking Task Cards 1-4 - gray
Narrative Talking Task Cards 5-8 - color
Narrative Talking Task Cards 5-8 - watermark
Narrative Talking Task Cards 5-8 - gray
Thanksgiving writing prompts – color
Thanksgiving writing prompts – watermark
Thanksgiving writing prompts – b&w

SECTION 3 – Modeled & Guided Narrative Writing

Our class writing goal
What is a personal narrative? level 1 – color
What is a personal narrative? level 1 - b&w
What is a personal narrative? level 2 - color
What is a personal narrative? level 2 – b&w
Personal narrative anchor chart – color
Personal narrative anchor chart b&w
Personal narrative features (pencil style) - color
Personal narrative features (pencil style) – wm
Personal narrative features (pencil style) – b&w
Personal narrative features (visual) - color
Personal narrative features (visual) – b&w
Narrative Purpose
Purpose of a narrative poster - color
Purpose of a narrative poster - wm
Purpose of a narrative poster – b&w
Learning ‘about’ narratives: listen, read and write
Why do we listen to a narrative – worksheet
Why do we read a narrative – worksheet
Why do we write a narrative – worksheet
Narrative Structure: whole class and guided sheets
Narrative structure note to teachers
How do you structure a narrative poster – color
How do you structure a narrative poster – wm
How do you structure a narrative poster – b&w
Narrative structure note to teachers
Framework 1 poster: small moment, details, conclusion
Framework 1 breakdown poster
Small moment - whole class/small group activity
Small moment - student worksheet – cut and paste
Details – whole class/small group activity
Details – student worksheet – categorize
Conclusion – whole class/small group activity
Conclusion – student worksheet – draw and write
Framework 2 poster: small mom., beg, mid, end
Framework 2 breakdown poster
Beg/mid/end– whole class/small group activity
Beg/med/end student worksheet – organizing b/m/e
Framework 3 poster: topic sentence, first, next, then & last
Framework breakdown poster
Topic sentence – whole class/small group activity
Topic sentence student worksheet – cut and paste
Framework 4 poster: topic sentence, details, conclusion
Framework 4 breakdown poster
Details (first, second third) whole class/small group active
Details (first, second, third) student worksheet – draw
Framework 5 poster: event, details, event, details & concl.
Framework 5 breakdown poster
Events whole class/small group activity
Events student worksheet – draw and label
Details (actions, thoughts & feelings) whole class/sml gr
Details (actions, thoughts & feelings) st w/sheet – read & write
Narrative Grammar
Personal narrative grammatical features poster
Personal narrative grammatical features wm
Personal narrative grammatical features b&w
Grammar Printables – teacher notes
My Thanksgiving Day story (large print)
Find the nouns worksheet
Sorting nouns worksheet
Nouns: person, place, animal, thing
Find the adjectives
Sort the adjectives
Adjectives: adjective and noun sort
Finding temporal words *
Ordering my story; first, then, finally
Ordering temporal words: first, then, last
Ordering temporal words: first, next, then, finally
Ordering temporal words: first, then, finally
Finding past tense words
Past tense words: past to present tense
Past tense words: present tense to past tense.
Narrative templates

Framework 1 poster: small moment, details, con
Small moment, details and conclusion templates


Framework 2 poster: small mom, beg, med, end
Small mom, beginning, middle & end templates


Framework 3 poster: topic sent, first, next, then
Topic sentence, first, next, then templates


Framework 4 poster: topic sentence, details, con
Topic sentence, details and conclusion templates


Framework 5: event, details, event, details, con
Event, details, event, details, conclusion templates


Extra frameworks
Beginning, middle and end templates

Strengthening my writing: revising and editing
Stronger writing: revising checklist
Stronger writing: partner activity – ask, show, color
Revising my writing bookmark checklist - color
Revising my writing bookmark checklist – b&w
Editing my writing bookmark checklist - color
Editing my writing bookmark checklist – b&w

SECTION 4; INDEPENDENT NARRATIVE WRITING

Blank writing paper for final copy writing
Writing paper with large picture box – 3 levels
Lined paper – 3 levels – boy
Lined paper – 3 levels – girl
Lined paper with small picture box – 3 levels – girl
Lined paper with small picture box – 3 levels - boy
Lined paper – 3 levels

SECTION 5: TEACHER & STUDENT ASSESSMENTS

Student teacher assessment
Student & teacher start assessment blank – color
Student & teacher start assessment blank – b&w
Student & teacher start assessment 1st grade – color
Student & teacher start assessment 1st grade – b&w
Student & teacher start assessment 2nd grade – color
Student & teacher start assessment 2nd grade – b&w
My pumpkin rated student assessment 1st grade
My pumpkin rated student assessment 2nd grade



Please note: This file is aimed at teachers teaching the Common Core State Standards and celebrating Thanksgiving.



You might also like our:

Johnny Appleseed Opinion Writing Unit

Pumpkin Themed Informational Writing

Thanksgiving Personal Narrative Writing

Writing Paper



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Fall Writing BUNDLE
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