This April writing unit addresses the age old question, "What am I going to do today for my writing mini-lesson?" Each mini-lesson helps to build competent, equipped, and motivated young writers!
If you have been to my writing workshop presentation, this unit follows the monthly mini-lessons for April and fits into a year's worth of writing mini-lessons.
The unit has an emphasis on poetry and descriptive language.
In this unit:
General information on writer's workshop and the mini-lesson
7 easy to follow writing mini-lessons (some lessons will need to be repeated on multiple days due to the complexity or the multiple options of the lessons)
A variety of writing paper templates.
Lessons in the April Unit:
Poetry is as easy as 1,2,3 Number Poems
Animal Poem Riddles
5 Senses Rain Poetry
Days of the Week Poetry
Speak to Me- Picture Descriptive Word Poetry
A Little Seed Sequence Writing
Alliteration & Tongue Twisters Poetry
This unit is standards based and has been aligned to the CC and Texas Teks for writing.
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Second Grade Writing Mini-Lessons Bundle for the Year
Standards Addressed in the Unit
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories and poetry, in the grades 2-3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2.2Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.
With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2.7Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., read a number of books on a single topic to produce a report; record science observations).
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2.8Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
New Writing TEKS
Students use elements of the writing process (planning, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing) to compose text.
2.18Students write literary texts to express their ideas and feelings about real or imagined people, events, and ideas.
Students write expository and procedural texts to communicate ideas and information to specific audiences for specific purposes.
Students understand the function of and use the conventions of academic language when speaking and writing.
Students write legibly and use appropriate capitalization and punctuation conventions in their compositions.
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