Fiction Writing Unit for Middle Schoolers

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This editable Google Drive Fiction Writing Unit includes everything you need to have fun with fiction writing while also covering English content standards.

Note: You must have a Gmail account and be logged in to use this unit.

This resources includes:

86 Slides AND 12 Lessons to Teach the Following Topics...

Mini Lesson #1: Fiction Defined

Students will learn that there are many genres of fiction and all of them share

common elements but each fictional genre has its own unique elements as


Mini Lesson #2: Getting Ideas

Students will learn multiple ways to get ideas for a fictional story and that not

every way will work for every person!

Mini Lesson #3: Settling on a Conflict

Students will learn common types of conflict found in literature, movies and

TV. They will have the opportunity to begin thinking about the conflict their

short story will focus on.

Mini Lesson #4: How to Use a Mentor Text

Students will learn how to get help with their writing by emulating mentor


Mini Lesson #5: Developing Characters

Students will learn about point of view, types of characters and five ways to

begin developing their main character.

Mini Lesson #6: Developing Themes

Students will learn what themes are and some surprising truths about them.

Students will also learn ways they can develop the themes of their stories.

Mini Lesson #7: Developing Settings

Students will analyze the components of settings in fictional stories, including

their own.

Mini Lesson #8: Literary Devices

Students will learn that incorporating literary devices into their writing can be

an effective way to help readers understand parts of their story. But, too

many of the same literary devices can make the story sound trite. Students

might relate more with the word “cringey”.

Mini Lesson #9: Writing Like a Real Writer

Students will learn how to write descriptively by choosing sensory words so

that readers can really feel what is happening in the story.

Mini Lesson #10: Writing Beginnings & Endings

Students will learn ways they can begin and end a fictional short story and

realize that they should be writing multiple beginning and ending versions in

order to pick the best ones possible.

Teacher Guide Covering the Following Topics...

• Launching the Unit

• The Writing Workshop Model

• The Writer's Notebook

• Picking a Fictional Genre

• Restricting Length

• Finding More Mentor Texts

• Writing Alongside Students

• How to Use the Unit

12 Slides with Mentor Text Links for the Following Genres...

• Short Stories

• Adventure

• Dystopian

• Fantasy

• Graphic Novels

• Sci-Fi

• Horror

• Historical Fiction

• War Novels

• Sports Novels

• Realistic Fiction

7 Slides for Students to Learn HOW to Use Mentor Texts...

• A simple five step process for students to follow

• A writing sample emulation of All Summer in a Day by Ray Bradbury

7 Slides for Students to Analyze Famous Beginnings from the Following Books...

• Bloody Jack

• Ender's Game

• Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

• Roller Girl

• The Great Gatsby

• Wonder

• 1984

Editable Plot Diagram...

Students can plan their short story using this editable plot diagram. Just have them make a copy of the diagram and it's theirs to edit!

Editable Assessment Tools...

• Single-Point Rubric

• Student Checklist

• Student Behavior Single-Point Rubric

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Total Pages
120 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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