The Calkins' writer's workshop is a great teaching model to use with students. However, it takes a lot of time to go through each lesson, plan, and organize. The hard work has been done for you! Attached you will find cheat sheets for all of Bend 1 for the Personal Narrative Writing Unit.
As teachers, we have limited time! When I was faced with teaching Calkins writing units, I felt overwhelmed by the information. There is a lot to read! This resource was created to help teachers save time when trying to implement Lucy Calkins writing units. This is not a replacement for her books (I do still recommend reading through each session as she has more information that you will find in the cheat sheet- almost like professional development) but these sheets provide an organized, step-by-step process for teaching each session.
What you will find:
Goals for both teachers and students listed for each section
notes on how to present the lesson
Once downloaded, you can edit it as you see fit. The nice thing, is that all the hard work has been done for you, yet you are able to personalize it as needed! As you become more comfortable with the workshop model, you eventually will want to take Calkins' examples and make them your own- which is easy to do when the outline of the lesson is already completed for you!
***Please note that you can also purchase the Calkins' Personal Narrative Writing Unit bundle which includes cheat sheets for ALL 3 bends and PowerPoints for ALL 3 bends for only $25. This saves $5 off the total cost.
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