If you are a Pure Literacy follower, you know I am a writing coach and a big fan of Lucy Calkins. I believe the kind of paper you provide students directly influences the writing they do. This Narrative Paper Pack was designed specifically for use with the Lucy Calkins New Units of Study and tailored to support her Grade 2, Unit 1 curriculum- Lessons from the Masters.
No matter what writing curriculum you are using, this paper pack will prove to be a great resource for your students. The pack includes a variety of paper choices that will support your students as they grow their writing throughout the year.
This writing packet is just as much about supporting your teaching decisions as a writing teacher as it is providing writing papers to support your instruction. Teachers will love the differentiation possibilities to support all your writers during writing workshop.
Kids will love the variety of paper choices. Scaffolds of support that will help even your most reluctant writers are provided by the graphic organizers included in each text type packet. As a literacy coach, instructional coach and district staff developer, this resource includes many of the writing paper resources I use on the job with teachers and students in classrooms every day.
Included in this narrative packet are:
• Loose paper & writing booklet options featuring progressive paper choice (bigger picture box with less writing lines to start the year leading to smaller picture box with more writing lines) to support volume and stamina growth in your writers
• Graphic organizers
• About the Author page
• Dedication page
• Covers & Title Page options
• Name, page and date space scaffolds
• Revision strips options
• Tiny Topic notebooks
• Author’s Craft notebook
• Writing Stages Continuum
• Coaching support regarding paper choices, graphic organizers and Common Core Narrative Writing CCSS.W.3
Coaching tip: student engagement is directly related to student writers having choice in paper and in topic. I make a variety paper (both loose & booklet options) available in the writing center so they can select the paper of their choice to support storytelling across pages.
Kathi Zotovich- Pure Literacy