Fall Writing BUNDLE: Opinion Informational and Personal Narrative Units

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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.


    To view the preview for each file click through to these links:

    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*)
    to see more images and implementation ideas.


    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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