List of Lessons in both printable and digital versions
(A sample is provided to model and follow through the writing process)
1. Narrative Elements
2. Prewriting- How to Brainstorming
3. Prewriting- Using Graphic Organizers for Narrative Writing
4. Writing an Introduction (Character, Setting, Plot)
5. Writing a Body (Includes Power of 3, Suspense, Climax)
6. Character Traits
7. How to Use Dialogue (for 3rd Grade and Differentiation in other grades)
8. Writing a Conclusion
9. Strategies to Write a Rough Draft
10. How to Form a Writing Goal
11. DARE to Revise (How to Delete, Add, Rearrange, Exchange)
12. How to Write a Rockin’ Beginning (Strong Leads)
13. Using Transition Words
14. Word Choice -Million Dollar Words- (higher-level for differentiation)
15. How to Write a Jammin’ Conclusion
16. How to Craft a Title
17. CUPS to Edit
18. Editing Capitalization
19. Editing Usage
20. Editing Punctuation
21. Editing Spelling
22. Rules for Peer Reflections
23. Writing a Final Copy
The Printable resource includes:
★ Scripted Lessons (Detailed lesson plans on what to say)
★ Anchor Charts
★ Differentiated Interactive Pages
★ Model Writing (For each step that builds into a quality story)
★ Original Mentor Text to show the mini-lessons in quality writing
★ Mentor Text Examples Using Goldilocks and the Three Bears
★ Suggested Mentor Text List of quality published books
★ Student Practice Worksheets
★ Task Cards (Great for centers or extra practice)
★ Narrative Writing Checklists including post-it size checklists
★ Common Core Checklist
★ Million Dollar Dictionary and Mini-Thesaurus
★ Tracking Form
★ Writing Goal Form
★ Peer reflection Form
★ Personal reflection Form
★ Rubrics (3-point and 4-point)
★ Final Copy Templates
★ Writing Prompt Cards
★ Weekly Writing Guide for Students
The digital resource includes 4 files:
1. TEACHER NOTES: It has SCRIPTED lesson plans and ideas, links to the GOOGLE resources, answer keys, a checklist, and a rubric.
2. NARRATIVE WRITING FOR GOOGLE AND POWERPOINT
- ANCHOR CHARTS: There are anchor charts to teach every skill in GOOGLE and PowerPoint.
- MENTOR TEXT: Original, Goldilocks, and suggested list.
- DIGITAL INTERACTIVE NOTE-TAKING: They are included for the main skills. They have directions, moveable pieces, and fill-in-the-box. It is in GOOGLE and PowerPoint.
- INTERACTIVE PRACTICE: There is practice for some of the mini-lessons. They have moveable pieces, text boxes and highlighting. These are great for independent work and homework. It is in GOOGLE and PowerPoint.
- MODEL AND APPLY: For each lesson, there is a model of that skill that builds into an effective essay. There is also a place for students to apply that skill to build their essay.
- FORMS: Forms, checklists, rubrics, etc.
- ASSESSMENT for CUPS
3. SELF-CHECK PRACTICE FOR NARRATIVE SKILLS: It comes in Google Slides or PowerPoint and needs to be placed in presentation mode. Students click the answers and it automatically tells them if they are right or wrong. If it is wrong, it goes back to the question. This one does not track and report the right and wrong answers. There are 16 questions per skill (Character Traits, Transition Words, Word Choice.)
4. SELF-CHECK PRACTICE FOR C.U.P.S.: It is set up the same as the SELF-CHECK PRACTICE ONE. There are 16 questions per skill (Capitalization, Usage, Punctuation, Spelling)
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