Writers Workshop Grade 1 Unit 2: Nonfiction Chapter Books. (2013 edition). This lesson plan bundle guides you through bends I to III of Unit 2, Sessions 1 to 20. The lesson plans include all components of the Mini-lessons: Connection, Teaching point, Teaching, Active Engagement, link, Mid-Workshop Teaching, Conferring, Share, and Anchor Charts. The product includes a unit plan, monthly calendar, essential questions, enduring understanding, objectives, Common Core State Standards, and recommended Mentor Texts
This unit takes children on a writing journey that builds in sophistication. It begins with instruction on how to make a basic type of information book—and ends with children creating multiple information chapter books, filled with elaboration, interesting text elements, and pictures that supplement the teaching of the words. The unit closes with lessons on craft and thoughtful punctuation, which will add a flourish to the powerful writing first graders are now doing in their information books. All this work culminates into a sharing celebration, where authors and audience teach and learn from one another.