Writing Unit BUNDLE - Persuasive, Descriptive, & Myth Writing Units

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Save and help your students develop the craft of writing with this Writing Unit Bundle! The bundle includes a Persuasive Writing Unit, Descriptive Writing Unit, and Myth Writing Unit...over 25 days of instruction!

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Persuasive Writing Unit

The 10-day Persuasive Writing Unit will have your students analyzing advertisements, developing an understanding of critical components of persuasive writing, and writing their own persuasive advertisements. Since students write persuasive ads (filled with figurative language, propaganda techniques, and critical persuasive components) about an imaginative product they invented, their engagement level is extremely high in this writing unit. Guided lessons and activities help students to take their first drafts and transform them into well-crafted persuasive advertisements. When it comes time to present their advertisements to the class, they’ll all be begging to go first. You won’t believe how quickly students master persuasive writing and how strong their final writing pieces become in this Persuasive Writing Unit!

The detailed Persuasive Writing Unit includes:
Teacher Resources:
- Detailed Unit/Lesson Plans (outlining each day’s instruction)
- Advertisement Rubric
- Active Listening Guide for Students

The Student Persuasive Writing Packet Includes:
- Guided Notes on Persuasive Writing and Critical Components of Advertisements
- 3 Model Advertisements and Critical Components Graphic Organizer
- Pre-Writing Activities: Because Statements, Using Exact Words, Propaganda Techniques, Figurative Language
- Step-by-Step Advertisement Prewrite
- Draft Writing Notes and Expectations
- Revision Activities: Transition Words & Phrases, Critical Components, Style and Coherence
- Active Editing Checklist

Keys: (13 keys total)
- All keys for instruction
- Keys for teacher samples and modeling


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Descriptive Writing Unit

In the 7-day Descriptive Writing Unit students utilize the steps for writing (prewriting, writing, revising, editing, and publishing) in order to create a descriptive paragraph about a place. Lessons and mini-lessons include: effective pre-writing, writing lead sentences, putting details in order, using transitions, avoiding overused words, writing descriptive sentences, self-editing, and peer editing.

Common Core State Standards:
- W.3, W.4, W.5, W.10
- SL.1
- L.1, L.2, L.3, L.5

Skills Developed in Descriptive Writing Unit:
• Understand the purpose for writing; to describe
• Identify the intended audience
• Use the “writing process” (prewriting, drafting, revising, proofreading, and editing)
• Write clear, concise sentences
• Observe rules of punctuation, capitalization, and spelling
• Use correct grammatical construction
• Use transitional words and phrases
• Write for an authentic purpose, including publication

Quick Descriptive Writing Unit Overview:
Day 1: Unit Introduction: Student Sample Analysis and Review of Critical Components
Day 2: Prewriting: Place Brainstorm / Place Details
Day 3: Prewriting and Writing: Organize Ideas / Sensory Details / First Draft
Day 4: Revising: Leads / Adding Voice / Power-Packed Words
Day 5: Revising: Vivid Details / Transitions / Undernourished Sentences
Day 6: Editing: Self Edit and Peer Edit
Day 7: Publish and Share

The detailed Descriptive Writing Unit includes:
Student Packet:
- Student Descriptive Writing Samples (3)
- Critical Components Analysis
- Pre-Write Guides: Brainstorm, Place Details, Organizing Ideas, Sensory Details
- Revising Guides: Leads, Voice, Word Choice, Vivid Details, Transition Words and Phrases, Undernourished Phrases
- Editing Guides: Self-Edit Checklist, Peer Edit Guide
- Rubric

Teacher Resources:
- Detailed Lesson Plans (7)
- Descriptive Place Clues
- Key - Critical Components - Sample Analysis
- Rubric


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Myth Writing Unit

In the 8-day, Common Core aligned Myth Writing Unit, students will demonstrate an understanding of the myth genre as they write their own myths. The unit begins with a review of the characteristics of myths and student analysis of a sample myth. Then, following a step-by-step process that includes pre-writing, writing, revising, editing, conferencing, and then writing a final copy, students will write an original and creative myth. In this unit students create a myth that creatively presents an explanation of an unknown. In addition, students’ myths will be filled with genre characteristics as well as strong voice and word choice.

This unit is a perfect addition to a myth study unit , an Ancient Greece unit, or as a stand alone writing unit.

Step-by-Step Writing Process Materials in the Myth Writing Unit
Step 1: Choosing the Unknown (Topic Brainstorm)
Step 2: Explaining the Unknown
Step 3: Pre-Write – Create a Character
Step 4: Pre-Write – Create a Setting
Step 5: Pre-Write – Create a Plot Outline
Step 6: First Draft – Write a Myth
Step 7: Revisions – Improve the Beginning
Step 8: Revisions – Add Dialogue
Step 9: Second Draft
Step 10: Editing Tasks
Step 11: Peer Conferences
Step 12: Write Final Copy

Common Core State Standards:
- RL.1, RL.2, RL.3
- W.3, W.3a, W.3b, W.3c, W.3d, W.3e, W.4, W.5, W.10
- L.1, L.2, L.3, L.5
- SL.1

Skills:
- Reading and Analysis
- Plot Development
- Characterization
- Sensory Details
- Dialogue
- Writing Process: Pre-Writing, Drafting, Revising, Editing, Publishing

The detailed Myth Writing Unit includes:
- Unit Overview
- Detailed Lesson Plans (8)
- Myth Rubric
- Student Packet:
* Building Background Notes
* Example Myth and Analysis
* Pre-Writes ((5),
* Revision Notes and Guides
* Editing Tasks
* Peer Conference Feedback Forms

- Teacher Keys
* Notes - Background and Writing a myth
* Student Work – Reacting to the Reading
* Revision examples - Leads and Dialogue

You can find each unit individually here…

Persuasive Writing Unit

Descriptive Writing Unit

Myth Writing Unit


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