All the hours I spent organizing, simplifying, and preparing the Calkins’ Literary Essay Writing Unit for my class can now be downloaded to save yourself the hours and hours of preparation. You will find the following in this bundle:
Cheat sheets for ALL of Lucy Calkins’ 6th grade Literary Essay Writing Unit for
PowerPoint presentations for Bends 1-3
we have limited time! When I was faced with teaching Catkins cheapest essay writing service units, I felt overwhelmed by the information. There is a lot to read! This resource was created to help teachers save time when trying to implement Lucy Calkins writing units. This is not a replacement for her books (I do still recommend reading through each session as she has more information that you will find in the cheat sheet- almost like professional development) but these sheets provide an organized, step-by-step process for teaching each session.
What you will find:
Goals for both teachers and students listed for each section
notes on how to present the lesson
The cheat sheets and Power Points are based on what is in Calkins’ books. Once downloaded, you can edit it as you see fit. The nice thing, is that all the hard work has been done for you, yet you are able to personalize it as needed! As you become more comfortable with the workshop model, you eventually will want to take Calkins’ examples and make them your own- which is easy to do when the outline of the lesson is already completed for you!
Writing informational essays will be exciting with this complete resource that breaks the process down into manageable steps! Easy-to-follow writing templates guide students in drafting their introduction, body paragraphs, and conclusion.
Five original mentor texts are included for modeling, along with topic suggestions, pre-writing organizers, and rubrics. And with five different types of essays, you’ll have everything you need to teach informative writing with differentiation. Perfect for writing workshop!
In addition to the writing lessons, these lessons are also included:
1.What is a thesis statement? How do I write one?
2.How to use a dictionary for spelling errors.
3.How to write a basic bibliography.
4.How to use commas in a list.
5.How to restate the thesis statement and supporting details in a different way (partner activity).
6.How to write an attention grabber or a “hook” for the introduction paragraph.
7.How to use and add transition words.
8.How to “show, not tell” a fact.