This November 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 November and fits into a year's worth of writing mini-lessons.
In this unit:
General information on writer's workshop and the mini-lesson
9 easy to follow writing mini-lessons (some lessons will be repeated on multiple days)
A variety of writing paper templates.
Lessons in the November Unit:
What is Voice?
Voice through Feelings
Voice through Word Choice
Voice through Senses
Head-To-Toe Voice Writing
America the Brave Research-Report
A Trip to the Moon (Part 1)
A Trip to the Moon (Part 2)
Talking Turkey Explanatory
This unit is standards based and has been aligned to the CC and Texas Teks for writing.
Standards Addressed in the November Unit
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.1.2Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.1.8With guidance and support, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
With guidance and support, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions, and add details to strengthen writing as needed.
New Writing TEKS
1.18 Writing/Literary Texts. Students write literary texts to express their ideas and feelings about real or imagined people, events, and ideas.
1.19 Writing/Expository and Procedural Texts. Students write expository and procedural or work-related texts to communicate ideas and information to specific audiences for specific purposes.
1.20 Students understand the function of and use the conventions of academic language when speaking and writing. Students continue to apply earlier standards with greater complexity.
Other Monthly Mini-Lessons in this series
Monthly Writing Mini-Lessons August and September
Monthly Writing Mini-Lessons October
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