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Writing Across the Curriculum - 6 Weeks - Upper Elementary - CCSS Aligned

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These great Back-to-School activities help teachers get to know their students through two short writing assignments over the course of two weeks. Then students learn the art of writing a one-paragraph book review before diving into a descriptive writing piece on their community. Finally, they will write an expository paragraph on an animal of their choosing.

Product includes:
1) Teacher Guide
...a) Writing topics and CCSS writing standards in full
...b) Sample Rubric for ease of grading
...c) Calendar that outlines lessons
2) Writing Topic for Week 1: Getting to Know You
...a) survey about student
...b) graphic organizer
...c) space for writing full paragraph
3) Writing Topic for Week 2: Summer Vacation
...a) Brainstorming
...b) Guide for Narrowing the Focus
...c) How to write great Hook Sentences
...d) Using Action Verbs to create stronger sentences
...e) Writing the Final Paragraph
...f) PowerPoint (14 slides) on Types of Narrative Hook Sentences with literary examples
4) Writing Topic for Week 3: Opinion Writing on a Favorite Book
...a) Graphic organizers to brainstorm and outline thoughts
...b) Guided notes for PPT
...c) Space to write final paragraph
...d) PPT on how to Analyze Books (13 slides)
5) Writing Topic for Week 4: Descriptive Language on Community
...a) Graphic organizers to brainstorm and outline main ideas
...b) Guides for using descriptive language
...c) Space to write final paragraph
...d) PPT on Using Descriptive Language in Writing (11 slides)
...e) PPT on Hook Sentences in Other Forms of Writing (11 slides)
*NEW* 6) Writing Topic for Week 5: All About Animals
...a) Brainstorm page
...b) Research questions and space for notes
...c) Graphic organizer
...d) Space for writing full paragraph
*NEW* 7) Writing Topic for Week 6: Edit and Revise One of the Pieces Written so Far
...a) Editing Checklist
...b) Revising Verbs
...c) Revising Descriptive Language
...d) Peer Review: Partner Read Aloud with Questionnaire
...e) Space for writing Final Paragraph
...f) Suggestions to teacher for Publishing

You'll love these writing exercises and mini PPT lessons for your upper elementary students!

Check out the FREEBIE to assess the quality of this unit: FREEBIE Common Core Writing for Upper Elementary Week 1

IMPORTANT**: This 6-week bundle combines the writing pieces from the following units:
1) "Back-to-School Writing for Upper Elementary - CCSS Aligned ($4.00)".
2) "Writing in Upper Elementary 3 Week Unit - CCSS Aligned ($7.00)".
3) "Edit and Revise - Writing Across the Curriculum - CCSS Aligned ($1.00)".
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Teaching Duration
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