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Genius Hour Writing Unit

Wise Guys
Grade Levels
4th - 7th
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68 pages
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This Genius Hour Writing Unit will help transform your writing classroom into a place of excitement and student engagement. Students will have a wide variety of writing choices that will fit their interests which will in turn will help them look forward to writing class every day! This Genius Hour Writing resource will save you time and headaches as you plan and implement this activity in your classroom during your writing or ELA block. This is a must for any writing teacher who is looking to engage his or her students in the classroom!

This amazing Genius Hour resource includes:

▪ Genius Hour Writing Teacher Tips (2-pages)

▪ Editable Parent Letter (1-page; 2 per page)

▪ Introductory Slideshow (7-slides)

▪ Student Introductory Handout (1-page)

▪ Planning Stage Handout (1-page)

▪ My Research Handout (1-page; 2 per page)

▪ Idea Task Cards (5-pages; 16 cards)

▪ Bib Tips Handout (1-page; 4 per page)

▪ My Bibliographies Handout (2-pages)

▪ Weekly Reflection Handout (1-page)

▪ Presentation Toolkit (1-page; 4 per page)

▪ Grading Rubric (1-page)

▪ Design a Fiction Website (14-pages)

▪ Persuasive Writing Student Template (7-pages)

▪ The Great Writers’ Race (19-pages)

▪ Creative Writing Ideas (4-pages)

This is a very comprehensive bundle that will give you the tools to successfully implement Genius Hour Writing in your classroom.


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.


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