Realistic Fiction Writing Unit

Realistic Fiction Writing Unit
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237 KB|22 pages
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This realistic fiction writing unit includes the following lessons:

1) Making a writing goal and generating ideas for a realistic fiction story
2) Generating Ideas: Imagining Stories from Ordinary Moments
3) Selecting a seed idea/story idea
4) Developing believable characters
5) Giving Characters Struggles and Motivations
6) Planning your story: Story Mountains, Story Booklets, and Timelines
7) Show, Don't Tell
8) Grammar: Punctuating Dialogue
9) Feeling and Drafting the Heart of your Story
10) Strong Leads and Endings
11) Revision: Rereading with a Lens
12) Editing
13) Publishing

This product also includes:
1) An overview of the realistic fiction unit and mentor texts/read alouds that would go well with it
2) A Story Planner Handout (planning theme, characters - internal and external traits, setting - time and place)
3) A "Giving Characters Struggles and Motivations" Graphic Organizer
4) A Ring of Leads/Ring of Closings Handout
5) A Story Arc - Rainbow Organizer
6) Writing Balanced Dialogue Handout
7) A rubric to use to assess students' final published writing piece (2 of these are included - you get to pick the one you like best!)
8) A "Themes of Realistic Fiction" Handout

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