Writing Yearlong Overview & Book List Writers Workshop

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The Write Stuff
Grade Levels
2nd - 3rd, Homeschool
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The Write Stuff


This year-long writing curriculum is a comprehensive program designed to help young writers learn important writing skills. Students will learn to express their ideas and communicate effectively both orally and in written form. Your 2nd & 3rd-grade writers will love the craft of writing and the success they will have learning to write.

The Year-Long Writing Unit is available here.

The details:

Don't know where to start with teaching writing? This writing program contains strategies and skill sets that are classroom-tested and kid-approved that have been developed over years in the classroom. Accompanied by highly engaging and effective children's literature, you will have 5 detailed lessons a week that is built upon 4 children's books. (Not included.)

You will find this program to be rigorous, yet engaging to students and interesting to teach. Each unit is very systematic and it builds from one lesson to another so that students fully understand each skill. These units can also be stand-alone units as they are very detailed.

Each set is aligned with 2nd and 3rd-grade CCSS and the Write Traits but is suitable for most learning outcomes including Canadian ones. (Many 4th-grade teachers might find this applicable for their classrooms too with some adaptations.) Each month focuses on a different type of writing like fiction, opinion writing, etc. and is matched with a writing trait such as word choice or organization. Because writing is very much rooted in speaking, listening, and reading, all of these skills are in this set. There are writing strategies that involve student collaboration, oral language development, technology, and presentation. I always like to say, "Writing doesn't always involve a pencil."


The first Writers Workshop set is unique to the set. It is set up a bit differently so that you can easily pre-assess your students and then get on to the business of engaging your writers to enjoy a year of writing. The rest of the sets will build upon each other starting with sentence writing and moving into organization and word choice and then paragraph writing etc. You can use one set after another or you may choose to use one set to teach a specific skill set. The May/June set includes 2 mentor text sets of lessons and is packed with communication skill lessons and creative ways to present writing. This set has a self-assessment and peer assessment aspect included as well.

Here is a visual overview that will guide you through the program so you know what to expect and what skills will be covered.


Take a peek and see what you think.

Unit 1 Beginning a Writing Program

Writing Unit 1

Unit 2 All About Sentences & Conventions

Writing Unit 2

Unit 3 Research

Writing Unit 3

Unit 4 Narrative Writing and Mentor Texts

Writing Unit 4

Unit 5 How to Writing

Writing Unit 5

Unit 6 Author Studies and Learning About Voice

Writing Unit 6

Unit 7 Narrative Writing and Practicing Voice

Writing Unit 7

Unit 8 Opinion Writing and Conventions: editing and revising

Writing Unit 8

Unit 9 Poetry (oral language and sentence fluency)

Writing Unit 9

Unit 10 Publishing and Presentation

Writing Unit 10



If you have any questions please contact me at shelley@thewritestuffteaching.com

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.
Write 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.
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.


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