"The Big Cheese" Year-Long Writing Program

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2nd - 5th
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The Big Cheese is a year-long writing program that teaches structure and organization, paragraph writing, grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Using a shared writing approach, the routine is guided but STUDENT-led. This daily program also fosters a sense of classroom community as a new student from the class is highlighted each week.

UPDATE: I have added a digital version to use on Google Slides. The link to the digital version is embedded on the Table of Contents page in your PDF download.

The Big Cheese Writing Program Will Help You With:

✎ Teaching grammar and punctuation

✎ Phonics skills and spelling patterns

✎ Writing strategies - introductions, conclusions, paragraph organizing, main idea, and details

✎ All while highlighting a student, making them feel special and allowing your class to learn about their peers on a deeper, more personal level.

writing + community building = amazingness

Included in This File:

➟ A template to use every week (plus a digital version)

➟ Student writing pages (primary and upper elementary lines)

➟ A digital student writing page so students can type their writing

➟ Daily lesson plans

➟ Step-by-step instructions

➟ Examples/keys

➟ Real student examples

➟ Student award

➟ Pages with alternative names: Star Student, Super Kid, Super Selfie

➟ A template with editable headings so you can call the student whatever you'd like!

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© Markers and Minions. This product is my intellectual property. I own the resource, while you are purchasing a license to use it in your classroom with your students only. It may not be posted on a public website or shared Drive where others can download it. You may reference the resource with credit and a link given. You may not translate or resell this resource.

Total Pages
39 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Year
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
With guidance and support from adults, produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose.
With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.


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