Teaching writing is such a long-term endeavor! Common Core (and other) standards require that students feel comfortable writing various lengths over different spans of time, and about different subjects.
This writing packet, one of four in a year-long series I used in my classroom, is the culmination of three years of teaching and many, many revisions.
The following packet focuses on narrative writing through a "story of self." It has all of the objectives and materials necessary to have students, brainstorm, outline, draft, revise, edit and publish their works. I would recommend adding an exemplar essay that relates to your grade level. Aside from that, it's ready to go!
It also has the 6+1 writing trait rubric attached so you can easily grade packets without any extra stapling or printing. :) It is intended for a week of focus on writing, but you could easily modify it to last longer, or to only spend part of each class period on it.
*This .zip file includes the complete PDF packet, along with customizable word documents so you can make modifications as you please!
*This packet refers to the "POWER" acronym from the amazing Flocabulary video series. This website features amazing educational rap videos that engage students in content! You can take out the references (this would take less than 2 minutes), or you can show students the video, here: http://www.flocabulary.com/writing-process/