March 9, 2015
We have begun a narrative Unit of Study during writer’s workshop. Students will learn to write Realistic Fiction by developing a character, setting and problem for the character to solve. Students will be writing a series of books based on the same character.
January 5, 2015
We will begin the Unit of Study titled opinion writing this week. Students will start by judging the contents in their collection boxes. We will move on to writing reviews about restaurants, movies, toys, etc.. to persuade others. We will finish the unit writing persuasive book reviews.
November 17, 2014
We are busy writing information text books. Children have been writing as teachers, and teaching about topics they know and love. This past week, we added tables of content and have begun writing a chapter book! The students are excited about doing this!
October 27, 2014
We finished up our narrative unit of study with an author’s celebration last Wednesday. We started our next unit of study today. Students will be writing informational text. We will finish the unit by publishing nonfiction chapter books.
October 1, 2014
We are halfway through our narrative unit of study. This week we have been learning how to bring life to our stories. Some of the ways we can bring life to our stories are telling the story in itsy bitsy steps, making our characters move and talk, adding feelings to our stories, and acting out our stories before writing them.
This week we have spent our time during writers workshop taking assessments of our writing skills in three types of writing, narrative, informational and opinion.
We will begin our first Unit of Study September 9. We will begin with a unit about writing small moments. Students will learn how to plan to write true small moments that they have experienced. They will be learning to plan, draft, revise and edit. This unit will take approximately six weeks.