Generally in Writers Workshop your mini lessons are tailored to meet the needs of your students.

       Now, that be said I do have a vague skeleton for how I will be outlining my school year. (Nothing like contradicting yourself!!!) I only have really worked out August- December, so this is incomplete.

 

August

September

October

November and December

January

February

March

April and May

 

 

Click here for a printable version of this outline.

 

 

Writer's Workshop

Students write an initial writing sample for data collection (First Week of School)

Establishing Routines and Norms for WW

Write an autobiography to share with the class (If time allows)

Model the Writing Process with a shared writing piece

 

Grammar

Subjects and predicates

Four kinds of sentences

Fragments

 

 

 

Writer's Workshop

Letter Writing- (Shared Writing Activity) Read the book Koko's Kitten as  daily read aloud.  Take students to the website about KoKo the gorilla.  In their writers notebooks, Have students brainstorm things they want to say or ask Koko in  letter  while looking at the website.  Write a letter to Koko from the whole class on chart paper and mail it!

 

Letter Writing- Read aloud Encounter by Jan Yolen and write a letter as a Taino child watching Columbus arrive.

 

Grammar

Subjects

Combining sentences

 

 

Writer's Workshop

Personal Narratives

Nounster project- students write the biography of their "nounster/ monster" then create it with construction paper.

Work on creating interesting leads

 

Grammar

Nouns- identify in their Nounster writing

Possessives

 

 

and  

Writer's Workshop

Report Writing/ Nonfiction- any choice subject

 

Grammar

Using a dictionary, encyclopedia

Verbs

 

 

 

Writer's Workshop

Using Dialogue

Writing poetry from a model (If I Were in Charge of the World by Judith Viorst)

Prompt Writing Practice

 

Grammar

Finish verbs

Noun and verb review

Quotation marks

 

 

Writer's Workshop

Persuasive writing

Important Poems or I Am poems about famous African Americans

Informational Writing- Writing about the Revolutionary War and its causes.

 

Grammar

Adjectives

 

Writer's Workshop

Informational Writing- Writing about the Revolutionary War and its causes.

Using strong verbs/ creative and novel use of words

 

Grammar

Adjectives

 

 

and

Writer's Workshop

Testing Genre- review sentence structure, capitals, periods, etc.

Poetry Genre- Creating a poetry anthology

All About Me Yearbook (????)

 

Grammar

Adverbs

 

 

      

 

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