This October 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 October 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 October Unit:
Writers organize Part 1
Writers organize Part 2
Spider’s Web of organization
Spiders- informative writing
Bats- Explanatory writing
Bats- opinion writing
Apples and Pumpkins Contrast
Pumpkins- Sequence Writing
Fire Safety Sequence writing
This unit is standards based and has been aligned to the CC and Texas Teks for writing.
This unit Introduces:
1.18 Students write literary texts to express their ideas and feelings about real or imagined people, events, and ideas
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.1.1Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure.
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.1.3Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure.
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.
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