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Writing Bundle for the Common Core: Opinion, Narrative, and Informative

Brenda Martin
Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
Formats Included
  • PDF
107 pages
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Brenda Martin


The Common Core Writing Standards are a new and exciting endeavor for many of us.

"Amazing and helpful resource for this new common core writing!" --Molleyrey

This bundle has it all! It includes complete units for the three main types of writing for the common core. Please note that these units are all available for purchase separately, but you will save money by purchasing them as a bundle. This resource includes:

Opinion Writing Unit for the Common Core
Common Core alignment
Suggested day-to-day plans to guide instruction
“Amazing Apples” model opinion piece
“All About Apple” model informative piece
Third Graders Can… I can statements
Fourth Graders Can… I can statements
Fifth Graders Can… I can statements
Fact vocabulary poster
Opinion vocabulary poster
Fact or Opinion cooperative learning game with answer key
Fact or opinion practice worksheet
Rubrics for third, fourth, and fifth graders
“Amazing Apples” model piece with comments to aid in instruction
Opinion letter model piece with comments to aid in instruction
Brainstorming sheets
“Ways to Begin Your Opinion Piece” poster
“Ways to End Your Opinion Piece” poster
Planning sheet
Transition Words for Opinion Writing
“In Our Opinion” title for hallway display
Black and white final copy paper
Colored final copy paper

Narrative Writing Unit for the Common Core
Common Core Alignment
Suggested Day to Day Plans
Third Graders Can… Poster
Fourth Graders Can… Poster
Fifth Graders Can… Poster
Mentor Texts for Narrative Writing List
Narrative Writing Definition Poster
Narrative Writing Fan Pick Directions and Cards
“The Philippines” Personal Narrative Typed and Handwritten Version
“My Appendix” Personal Narrative Typed and Handwritten Version
“Almost a Champion” Personal Narrative Typed and Handwritten Version
Third Grade Narrative Writing Rubric
Fourth Grade Narrative Writing Rubric
Fifth Grade Narrative Writing Rubric
Narrative Writing Planning Sheet
Ways to Begin Your Narrative Writing
Ways to End Your Narrative Writing
Transition Words for Narrative Writing
Final Copy Paper
Bulletin Board Heading for Hallway Display
Self Assessment

Nonfiction Reading and Writing Unit for the Common Core is divided into three parts:
The first part includes a foldable to help students learn about or review nonfiction text features like bold print, table of contents, index, cause and effect and more.
The second part is all about research. It includes materials to help students organize their research into sub-topics. There are guiding questions for animals, biography, careers, human body, insects, inventions, plants, weather, and a blank resource sheet so that you can use this project for ANY research topic.
The third part is all about the writing. It includes the resources needed to help students plan their writing using the notes from part two, final copy paper, rubrics for grades three, four and five, self assessment and more!

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Total Pages
107 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
3 months
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events.
Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely.
Use a variety of transitional words and phrases to manage the sequence of events.
Use dialogue and description to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations.
Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.


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