This September Themed unit has materials to teach the three different kinds of writing that are required in the Second Grade Common Core ELA Standards. During September, we celebrate Grandparents Day so for the narrative piece, students will write a story about a time they did something fun with their grandparents. For the craft, students will make a portrait of themselves with their grandparents. During September, we will also celebrate National Eat Extra Dessert Day. For the persuasive piece, students will try to convince the reader that they should be allowed to eat extra desserts. For the craft, students will create an ice cream sundae. For the informational piece, students will write a paper about John Chapman, or Johnny Appleseed. They will then create a picture of Johnny Appleseed. Each writing assignment has 2 planning sheets, decorative paper for the completed story and a craft. This September writing unit contains enough writing to last the entire month of September. The finished products make great hallway or bulletin board displays. For more monthly writing units, visit my Teachers Pay Teachers store!