This 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 August and September and fits into a year's worth of writing mini-lessons.
The unit has an emphasis on how writer's organize their thinking and writing
In this unit:
General information on writer's workshop and the mini-lesson
9 easy to follow writing mini-lessons
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
**also available in kindergarten and first grade**
This unit is standards based and has been aligned to the CC and Texas Teks for writing.
Get the BUNDLE for second grade
Second Grade Writing Mini-Lessons Bundle for the Year
Standards Addressed in the Unit
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2.1Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.
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.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2.3Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.
2.17Students use elements of the writing process to compose text.
2.18 Students write literary texts to express their ideas and feelings about real or imagined people, events, and ideas.
Students write expository and procedural or work-related texts to communicate ideas and information to specific audiences for specific purposes.
Students write legibly and use appropriate capitalization and punctuation conventions in their compositions.
Students spell correctly.
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