Reflection: Lesson Planning I'm Thinking of Writing... - Section 2: Setting a Purpose


For the past several years, our school has been without a building-wide writing approach. In some classrooms, writing is taught as a process or through workshop. In other classrooms, writing is not formally taught at all. So students come to me with various experiences and abilities. Because this was our first attempt at fiction writing, the lessons are short and designed to allow extra time for me to work with students, if needed each day. You may find that these lessons move a little too slowly for your group of students! If this is the case, you could easily combine lessons and tackle two at a time or allow students to move at their own pace through writing process. As always, do what is best for you and your classroom!

  Lesson Planning: Pacing
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I'm Thinking of Writing...

Unit 13: Writing our Own Fictional Tales
Lesson 6 of 16

Objective: SWBAT determine the genre of their fictional stories and choose the characteristics they will include.

Big Idea: After reading examples of folktales and creating a fictional character, students begin creating their own fictional story. Today they choose the genre and decide which characteristics to include.

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