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What does the quote to live by writing unit focus on?
This writing unit is specifically designed to meet the standards for informative/explanatory writing (W.6.2, W.7.2, W.8.2). Students will read quotes and ultimately pick one quote that they deeply connect with and see as a theme song for their life. Throughout the essay, students will define and explain the meaning of the quote, explain how the quote relates to a situation they have faced in their life, explain how the quote relates to a situation in a book, movie, television show, or current event, relate the quote to the world today, and give their reader life advice based off of the quote. Students will use an outline to plan their essay, use the outline to create a draft, and revise the draft for how effectively transitions were used to connect ideas and concepts. Next, students participate in a sounding board with their peers and offer each other revision advice. Finally, essays are published and shared to create a community of writers in the classroom.
What is included in the quote to live by writing unit?
***All lessons, student handouts, and rubrics come in a PDF and editable version so teachers can use the materials in a way that best suits their teaching style and students’ needs.
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There are ten writing units in total. Each persuasive, informative/explanatory, narrative, and research writing unit is designed to meet all of the standards for that genre. Each unit is designed to bring a unique spin to the overall genre of writing. Teachers can create a year-long writing curriculum based on the writing units they think will best meet the needs of their students. Teachers who teach solely writing will most likely be able to teach more writing units across the year than teachers who teach reading and writing within the same class period to students. Regardless, the writing units are purchased separately and can be put together to create a year-long curriculum covering all of the writing standards from the Common Core State Standards. Download the preview to see example scope and sequences tailored to represent different middle school teaching situations.
1. Purchase all ten units and save $30 by purchasing the Middle School Year-Long Writing Workshop Curriculum Bundle. This bundle includes awesome extras to help manage, assess, and thrive using a Writing Workshop all year.
2. Purchase the writing units as a mini-bundle and save $8. Each mini-bundle includes four writing units (1 persuasive, 1 informative/explanatory, 1 narrative, 1 research). There are three mini-bundle options, each containing a different variety of writing units. Choose the one that works best for you and your students.
3. Purchase the writing units individually to meet your writing instruction needs. The 10 writing units are linked below.
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*These writing units take students through the writing process step-by-step through a series of detailed minilessons with explicit modeling examples. You can feel confident in your teaching and will love the writing engagement and results you get from students.