Personal Narrative & Opinion Writing

The Write Stuff
Grade Levels
2nd - 3rd
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Personal Narrative and Opinion Writing - This unit is fun to teach and it will help you to add rigor to your teaching and it is aligned to the AUS, USA and Cdn (BC) curriculum for personal/opinion writing! love cake so they will love see the analogy of writing as a layered cake. The more you put into it, the more fantastic your cake will be!

Included in this unit:

* Introduction to the writing traits so that students can get used to organization of beginning, middle and end with a tie in to non-fiction writing.

* Introduction to the 5 big Assessment For Learning Principles, how they align to the common core/curriculum and ways to incorporate them into the lessons

*Writing Traits descriptors and handout for student folders

* Introduction to Author Studies with a starter book list suggestion

* A simple hand drawn layer by layer diagram of a cake that demonstrates for students how all the layers, or writing elements go together to make amazing writing (can be used under the projector if copied onto clear overheads)

* Betty Crocker recipe student handout

* Three detailed interactive writing lessons on demonstrating quality of writing while incorporating assessment principles (like questioning, descriptive feedback)

* teacher notes and examples on specific descriptive feedback and what to say if they are not demonstrating that outcome yet

* Personal writing planning form for students

* Personal writing paper to write their full piece of writing


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