There are so many different writing forms: procedural, informative, explanatory, narrative, recount, persuasive, and poetry. When is it right to introduce each writing form to students?
We have used our teaching experience and ideas to create unique student workbooks and teaching slideshows for each Grade from 1-8. The topics chosen for our writing units are based on curriculum expectations for that grade level.
Note: The curriculum expectations can still be achieved using other writing forms. This comes down to the materials you have available and teaching preferences or student interests.
The chart below links to each writing bundle on the left column, however, the contents of the bundle can be viewed and purchased separately in the right column.
The slides are a recent addition to these units. The slides were designed to lead class instruction and discussions. The topics in the slides correspond with the workbooks. This allows students to learn concepts and reinforce them through practice. Slides also include interactive components where students type their answers directly on the slide.
Each writing unit contains a 4-page lesson plan for teacher use (With 21 days of lessons, expectations, learning goal/success criteria, possible accommodations, and assessment strategies).
Each workbook comes with a diagnostic assessment in the form of a KWL chart. The slides include discussion components that can be used to gauge students' prior knowledge and experience with the writing form. There are also formative assessment tasks that can be collected or evaluated through class discussions.
After working through the unit, students will complete a summative task with a unique end-of-unit project. Each unit project provides a guided walkthrough for completing the task, along with the proofreading and revision stages. A rubric is also included for a final assessment.