Hooked on Writing September is now available!
I think you are going to love it! It is CRAMMED with anchor charts, vocabulary, new ideas and more to help you run a comprehensive writing program for your 2nd and 3rd graders. This program is a systematic one that gives you set up ideas for each unit along with coordinating mini anchor charts/posters to help you teach everything included in the unit. We use 4 mentor texts. With each text, you will find 5 days of lessons to go with each book! That allows you to teach a writing lesson each day, every day, for that month. Because there are mentor texts, grammar lessons, read alouds, loads of interactive and conversational lessons in each unit, you will be providing your students with part of a balanced literacy program!
If you missed August (Unit 1) you can click on the picture below. This unit will help you to set up shop. :) It includes pre-assessments too!
Let's take a look at Unit 2 more closely. You will find anchor charts for adjectives, nouns, and verbs so that students know what these are. These coordinate with fun lessons to teach this. Once students understand what can go into a sentence, we then break it down into subject/predicate. We then look deeper at subject and predicate and add details from the 5 W's and an H poster. These concepts are taught in conjunction with the 4 mentor texts for this month and are not isolated lessons. Kids respond much better to learning about conventions when it is taught this way. We also use a mentor text to look at mentor sentences. (Just how do great authors craft an interesting sentence?)
Writing is all about having fun and learning skills to let kids explore their creative side in a non-threatening way. I have included lots of interactive lessons where students are working in pairs or groups and engaging in conversations about their ideas.
You will enjoy how all your writing lessons are planned for you right down to the tiniest detail with support materials and printables for students.
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