This is completely OPTIONAL, but I recommend showing elementary students Kid President’s Pep Talk video to introduce this writing unit. (Can be found on Youtube.) Very Powerful messages that tie in well with this unit!
Included in this Writing Unit:
Step 1 Brainstorm Graphic Organizer (Students complete bubble graphic organizer with "gifts" that they want to share with the world to make the world more awesome . Ex. Kindness, Laughter, honesty, empathy, etc.)
Step 2 Prewrite Graphic Organizer (Helps students organize their ideas. I also included a differentiated organizer that has sentence stems. Ex. First, my gift of_____will make the world more awesome because...)
Step 3: Draft (Draft paper for students to write their rough draft; I have included both handwriting guidelines and plain lines.)
Final copy Writing paper (Both handwriting guidelines and plain paper; as well as horizontal or vertical options)
Teacher examples as well