In this unit, students learn to deepen the meaning behind their reading work, to strengthen the conversations of their partner work, and dive deep into the expression of their writing work. This unit prepares children to write personal narratives. Throughout this unit, students will write about a topic of their choice and will revisit his/ her writing to self-assess and revise, as expected by the Common Core State Standards. This unit is designed to give children the support and practice they will need to organize their writing; again and again.
*These slides go directly with the Lucy Calkins Narrative Writing (Grade 2), you need the actual teacher manual as a guide for the specifics of the lessons. The Smart Board slides are a visual (as teachers, we know that all children benefit from a visual reminder!) which goes through the main parts of each lesson!
This is the unit that goes with the second grade series, but I just finished using it with my 3rd graders so it can easily work for multiple grade levels.
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Session 1: I can learn to write meaningful, beautiful stories by studying mentor texts.
Session 2: I can collect tiny details that can be turned into stories.
Session 3: I can grow a tiny topic into a whole story by planning, thinking, and writing.
Session 4: I can zoom in on a small moment and magnify it with details.
Session 5: I can read mentor texts to help me craft a powerful ending.
Session 6: I can reread my writing like a detective, checking the ending punctuation to make sure it makes sense and sounds right to the reader.
Session 7: I can become a stronger writer by looking at my writing, making plans, and setting goals.
Session 8: I can revise on the go, to create a particular effect on the reader.
Session 9: I can study different parts of books to make my writing better.
Sessions 10-16 (combined with examples of various crafts used throughout the sessions): I can try different craft moves learned from mentor authors.
Sessions 17-18: I can give and receive feedback from a partner to make my work better.
I can make final changes on my personal narrative.
Session 19: I can write a final draft of my personal narrative.
I can share my story and celebrate my hard work!