This is your ULTIMATE writing resource for launching writing workshop. The name of the unit is “We are Story Tellers” with students writing stories from their lives. It is inspired by Lucy Calkin's small moments writing. This unit will help establish writing behaviors, routines and expectations. Students will learn a variety of strategies that will help them be prolific writers such as how to plan their stories, spell and write for longer and longer.
This is the first unit in a series of monthly units that will introduce writers’ workshop to your students. This unit is aligned to the National Common Core Standards and Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. Choose from 18 lessons for your class. Each lesson is paired with a premade student friendly chart. The charts are differentiated for English-language learners, at-risk students and students with special needs.
Recommended Time Frame
Unit Calendar Overview
Overarching Essential Question
18 Lessons (4 weeks)
15 Teaching Charts (Color)
Suggested Mentor Texts
2 Teacher Exemplars (One lower level for ELLs/Students with IEP/lower level writers, another one on level for the class)
2 Free Student Writing Samples
15 Paper Choices (Covers, lines, dashes lines, and revision strips)
Unit Rubric and Editing Rubic
Individual Word Wall Sheet
Frequently Used Words List
National Common Core Standards Correlation
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Correlation
Tip: Print with color and on one side.
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