Writers Workshop Grade 3 Unit 1 Crafting True StoriesLesson Plans
Unit 1, Crafting True Storiesunit 2013 edition. These lesson plans guide you through Bends I to IV, Sessions 1 to 20. The lesson plans include all components of the Mini-lessons: Connection, Teaching point, Teaching, Active Engagement, link, Mid-Workshop Teaching, Conferring, Share, and Anchor Charts. The product includes a monthly calendar, objectives, Common Core State Standards, and recommended Mentor Texts.
In this unit of study, you’ll build on your students’ knowledge of the narrative writing process as they work to plan, draft, revise and edit their true stories from their lives .The unit launches the third grade year with these goals in mind: To become familiar with the routines and expectations of the workshop model as well as engage in writing to build stamina and independence. Writers will be beginning their Writer's Notebook, collecting entries, and selecting and developing seed ideas. They will demonstrate their writing stamina and proficiency through their narrative writing and improve the quality of narrative writing and improve the quality of writing as writers. Students will practice how to progress with independence through the writing process while working on early personal narratives. They will learn to monitor their growth as writers by utilizing checklists and rubrics.