Fiction Writing Unit for Middle Schoolers

Grade Levels
6th - 8th
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120 pages
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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...

• Fiction Defined

• Getting Ideas

• Settling on a Conflict

• How to Use Mentor Texts

• Developing Characters

• Developing Themes

• Developing Settings

• Literary Devices

• Writing Like a Real Writer

• Writing Beginnings

• Writing Endings

• Writing is Never Done

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
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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