Historical Fiction Writing Unit for middle school (editable, scaffolded)

Grade Levels
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Common Core Standards
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Editable historical fiction writing unit for English Language Arts grades 5 - 8.

Everything you need to guide your students through the process of writing a historical fiction story.

*No prep needed. Everything is already assembled!
*Guided, step-by-step instructions for both you and your students
*Rewriting & editing checklists
*Holistic and rubric grading forms

Help your students master the writing process by taking them through it step-by-step.

This historical fiction unit includes....
1. Teacher instructions - complete instructions including content notes and suggested pacing

2. Student handout - a 16-page guide that walks the students through the writing process. This includes....
* Teaching them the key elements of a story
* Helping them choose a topic
* Guiding them through the research phase
* Helping them create a plot diagram, develop their characters, choose a point of view, etc.
* Giving them direction for writing a rough draft
* Providing them checklists to both rewrite then edit their drafts

3. Two grading options - both a hollistic and rubric grading form are provided with instructions for how to use each of them.

4. Sample story - the sample story provides inspiration and serves as an example for the students

The file also includes both a PDF and editable Word version of the file.

Let me know if you have any questions.

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Total Pages
30
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks

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Historical Fiction Writing Unit for middle school (editabl
Historical Fiction Writing Unit for middle school (editabl
Historical Fiction Writing Unit for middle school (editabl
Historical Fiction Writing Unit for middle school (editabl