Personal Narrative Writing - COMPLETE UNIT for Writer's Workshop

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COMPLETELY redesigned for the 2016-2017 school year! Please redownload if you've purchased previously :)

This is a bundle of Common Core aligned resources for Personal Narrative Writing in Writer's Workshop! Designed specifically for upper elementary grades, this pack contains FIVE UNITS: brainstorming/planning, crafting leads, writing descriptive details, creating a character's perspective, and developing theme. These lessons, activities, and mentor texts are perfect for Writer's Workshop mini lessons!

These units can be purchased individually or get this BUNDLE for 20% off! (Psst- that's like getting one unit for free!)

Included in this pack:
-A checklist of Common Core aligned informational writing mini lesson ideas
-Stages of Writing Posters
Unit One- Brainstorming
-Posters/Anchor Charts for Writing About What You Know
-Activities for brainstorming important people, places, emotions, and memories
-Narrowing Down Small Moments Graphic Organizer
-Selecting Meaningful Moments Graphic Organizers
- Plot Mountain for Structuring Stories
Unit Two- Catchy Introductions
-Posters/Anchor Charts for Avoiding Boring Introductions
-Activities for Choosing a Lead Scene
-Strategy Cards and Posters for Writing Leads
-Revising Boring Leads to Make Them Descriptive
Unit Three- Elaborating with Detailed Descriptions
- Posters about why/how to elaborate
- Activities for analyzing simple vs. descriptive texts
- Mentor texts to identify strategies to try in their own writing
- Figurative language and sensory descriptions guides & activities
- Transitions reference guide
- Activities for varying sentence length and structure
Unit Four- Creating Character's Perspective
- Anchor charts/posters for why it’s so important to stay within the narrator’s perspective
- Mentor texts to analyze non-examples
- Activities to design what their main character knows and doesn’t know
- Activities to develop the voice of their narrator
Unit Five- Developing Meaningful Themes
- Anchor charts/posters about theme and main idea
- Mentor texts to analyze examples of themes in literature
- Activities to help students identify theme
- Activities to develop their own message or theme

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writer's workshop resources

Informational Unit 1- Effective Research
Informational Unit 2- Main Ideas & Details
Informational Unit 3- Elaborating on Details
Informational Unit 4- Text Structure
Informational Unit 5- Publishing
Informational Unit BUNDLE
Personal Narrative Unit 1- Brainstorming Session
Personal Narrative Unit 2- Catchy Introductions
Personal Narrative Unit 3- Elaborating with Detailed Descriptions
Personal Narrative Unit 4- Creating Perspective & Voice
Personal Narrative Unit 5- Developing Theme
Personal Narrative Unit BUNDLE
Opinion Writing Unit- Response to Texts
Writer’s Workshop Set-up Guide
Writer’s Workshop- Stages of Writing Posters
Writer’s Workshop- Writing Leads Posters
Writer’s Workshop- Mini Lessons Checklist

daily five resources

Read to Self/Independent Reading Resources
Word Work Activities Task Cards
Work on Writing Activities Task Cards
Work on Writing Activities Task Cards
Daily 3 BUNDLE

2016 election resources

Presidential Election Introduction for Upper Elementary
Presidential Election Speaking and Listening Activities
Presidential Election Close Reading Activities
Presidential Election Citing Evidence Activities
Presidential Election BUNDLE

reading/language arts resources

Making Inferences Mini Unit
Making Inferences Game
Making Inferences BUNDLE
Poetry Mini Unit - Structure
Homework for Fiction Texts
Homework for Informational Texts
Homework – Language Arts BUNDLE
Paint Chips Language Arts Projects
Exploding Box Language Arts Project
Analyzing Voice in Writing
Eleven by Sandra Ciscneros
Becoming Naomi Leon – Chapter Questions
Becoming Naomi Leon – Project Ideas

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Personal Narrative Writing - COMPLETE UNIT for Writer's Workshop