This lesson plan template is for the Lucy Calkins Units of Study Writing Workshop, Grade 4, Unit 3: The Personal and Persuasive Essay. This lesson plan template has three stages: the desired results, the learning evidence, and the learning plan. The components included in the stages are: the Common Core State Standards addressed in the unit, the key understandings for students, key vocabulary, and the teaching points for each of twenty-four days that the unit entails. Anyone who has used the Units of Study for Reading and Writing knows that the most tedious part of tackling this curriculum is locating in the text the objective/teaching point for each day of the unit. After that, the rest is fairly simple, as there is the freedom to use your favorite mentor texts, organizers, rubrics, and language when teaching the unit.