Writers Workshop - Write Through the Year with 6 Full Units {Common Core}

Writers Workshop - Write Through the Year with 6 Full Units {Common Core}
Writers Workshop - Write Through the Year with 6 Full Units {Common Core}
Writers Workshop - Write Through the Year with 6 Full Units {Common Core}
Writers Workshop - Write Through the Year with 6 Full Units {Common Core}
Writers Workshop - Write Through the Year with 6 Full Units {Common Core}
Writers Workshop - Write Through the Year with 6 Full Units {Common Core}
Writers Workshop - Write Through the Year with 6 Full Units {Common Core}
Writers Workshop - Write Through the Year with 6 Full Units {Common Core}
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There's nothing better than having your ENTIRE SCHOOL YEAR of WRITING PLANNED & READY TO GO!

Each of the 6 writing units are fully developed to include all of the materials you need to simply print and teach (teaching posters, lessons, graphic organizers, student activities, teacher writing examples, and more!) for the entire school year!


What Customers are Saying:
"As someone very new to Lucy Calkins, this set has been very helpful to me. The set is very clear and I like how I can adjust the material as necessary. It also helps to "demystify"/"declutter" the huge lot of information I have to get through." - Jeannie C., Feb 2016

"I have only scratched the surface of this bundle but I'm already SO glad I purchased it. I'm teaching [TWO] new grade levels this year without the proper writing curriculum and I know this is going to be a lifesaver. We've just done the first few lessons of the informative unit and I love the pacing and layout. My only regret is that I didn't search for it sooner!" - Amy S., Jan. 2016


This MEGA Bundle of Writers Workshop Unit Plans that follow the structure of Lucy Calkins' Writers Workshop and the Common Core Standards. Below is the description of each writing unit which is written as simple, easy-to-follow lesson plans with materials PLUS an added bonus of Partner Writing Activity materials for Narrative Writing.

Write a Research Paper

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Over 100 pages, 20 Writing Lessons and ALL materials included is what you need to teach how to write a Research Essay!

It is an entire 4 week unit that will teach your students how to complete research and write a research essay. Each lesson has been constructed in the Writers Workshop model. If you have never used the Writers Workshop model before, this unit is perfect; with its scripted text and completed teacher examples, it walks you through the entire process! (Common Core State Standards are aligned and included as well for you to add right into your plan book!)

I've used this successfully in my classrooms with both younger and older elementary school students! Because of its structure, this can easily be adapted to teach lower grades (3,4) as well as higher elementary (5,6)!

You literally can PRINT AND TEACH with this unit! Download the Preview to get a real "feel" for the product!


1. Scripted Writing Lessons
2. Materials to put together a research folder for each student
3. Over 20 Anchor Charts for writing
4. Writing Graphic Organizers
5. Conferencing Tips for when you meet with students one-on-one to discuss their writing
6. Teacher Writing Examples and a full essay for you to use during the modeling portion of each lesson. There are examples to use throughout the entire unit from brainstorming to publishing.
7. A Tracking Sheet to record student progress

In addition to the writing lessons, these lessons are also included:
1.What is a thesis statement? How do I write one?
2.How to use a dictionary for spelling errors.
3.How to write a basic bibliography.
4.How to use commas in a list.
5.How to restate the thesis statement and supporting details in a different way (partner activity).
6.How to write an attention grabber or a “hook” for the introduction paragraph.
7.How to use and add transition words.
8.How to “show, not tell” a fact.


Informational Writing Unit

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This is an ENTIRE Writers's Workshop Informational Essay Writing UNIT Grades 3-5 that will take you through 3 weeks of school (15 school days (15 lessons) that might last longer depending on your students). From Brainstorming to a Rubric to grade final pieces with, this has everything you need.

I uploaded this after I used it in my classroom, and can say that it is a successful set of lessons that will take you through each step of the writing process without having to create or plan anything. It is all done for you!

This unit follows the Lucy Calkins Writers Workshop format planning and includes each day's objective, the lesson breakdown, and ALL MATERIALS that you will need.


1. 36 pages of lessons, Teacher Model sheets, activity sheets, anchor charts, and graphic organizers
2. An introduction to the unit/genre
3. To implement grammar, I included a lesson and Anchor Chart to help teach the use of commas before the words 'and', 'but', and 'or'
4. Teacher example work so you do not have to prepare your own
5. Options for differentiating independent writing
6. Partner Conferencing Forms
7. Anchor Chart to help teach writing a lead
8. Anchor Chart to help teach the use of transition words
9. Rubric with space for Teacher Response and Student Response


Historical Fiction Picture Book Writing Unit

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This is 35+ pages of a 15 lesson Writing Workshop UNIT which reflects the structure of Lucy Calkins' Writers' Workshop format planning. This unit teaches students, grades 3-5, how to write a Historical Fiction picture book. This unit takes the teacher through the writing process from Brainstorm to Publish with ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED!

You will find:
1. 15 Lessons with suggested Mentor Texts
2. Teacher examples of writing for the "Model" portion of the lessons (Includes an entire historical fiction story that takes place in California after WWII, focusing on the treatment of Japanese-Americans during that time)
3. Teacher examples of revision and editing strategies
4. Anchor Charts
5. 3 Partner Checklists for students during their partner conferences
6. Publishing paper
7. Rubric for the assessment

*PLEASE NOTE: It is not necessary to use the teacher writing examples in order to make this unit a success in your classroom. This has been created in a way that the examples will provide extra guidance in teaching this unit, but allows for any historical topic to be the subject/focus of the lessons.


Create a Magazine
This is an entire unit that teaches students how to write a magazine!

Students choose a subject for their magazine and write:

1. An Interview Article
2. An Editorial Article
3. An Informational Article

ALL MATERIALS included so that you can just simply PRINT & TEACH:

23 Easy-to-Follow Lesson Plans
Anchor Charts
Teacher Writing Examples for the Model Portion of the Lesson
Student Activity Sheets (to guide partner conversations and accountability)


Narrative Writing Unit

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13 Lessons that teach students how to write a narrative story!


Lesson Breakdown and Materials List!
Suggested Mentor Texts!
Anchor Charts (teaching posters)!
Teacher Writing Examples!

Lessons Include:
Comparing Narrative Fiction to Nonfiction Stories
4 Brainstorm Lessons
3 Draft Lessons
2 Revision Lessons
3 Editing Lessons


Poetry Writing Unit
Introducing poetry can be a difficult task! Use my scripted lessons with all materials included to help guide your students to write poetry.

The Introduction to Poetry lesson comes with 6 Poetry Posters (adapted from Georgia Heard's Awaken the Heart), a suggested script, and 2 poems that support the lesson.

The following 5 lessons teach:
1. Amazing Language which teaches students to notice poetic language in regular picture books
2. Discovery Writing which teaches students to describe everyday objects with poetic language
3. Recognizing and Using Metaphor and Simile
4. Recognizing and Using Rhythm, Rhyme and Alliteration
5. Using Personification and Onomatopoeia

Each lesson includes a script to help guide teaching, anchor charts/teaching posters, teacher examples and poem samples. There is also a included for easy grading!

**BONUS**Narrative Story Planner & Partner Conference Forms


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