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Ms. Gurian's Class   Curtis Fundamental Elementary School

2nd Grade Writing
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2nd Grade Writing Units of Study
Here' a link to Writing Units of Study for Pinellas County.
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Unit 1-Writers Workshop PDF
Beginning Writer's Workshop Unit 1 (PDF)
1-Writers Workshop,
2 Sketching Do's & Don'ts,
3 Word Count Chart.
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How Writers Get Our Ideas for Writing
Unit 1-Launching the Writers Workshop. This is a power point for this teaching point. It can be shown or printed out as a poster.
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Melissa Forney's Website
Great writing ideas. Some free handouts too.
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Writing Unit 2.B Teaching Point Posters (Small Moments)
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Writing Unit of Study #2 - Small Moments
Pinellas County's Writing Units of Study - Unit 2 Small Moments in Personal Narrative (2nd Grade).
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Non-Fiction Writing Papers
I created a packet of papers to help teachers with Non-Fiction instruction. Enjoy!
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Non-Fiction Writing Papers (PDF)
This is the same packet, but it is a PDF since sometimes graphics move. Lots of templates to use with your students!
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Writing paper small lines
I created this "smaller lined" paper. I also made a few papers to use with the Cycle 2 prompt. Hope this helps your students write at a higher stage!!
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Writing paper small lines (PDF)
This is the same "notebook type" paper... with a small box for planning at the top. This one is a PDF so it will open on all computers! Enjoy!
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Primary Writing Rubric
This is a primary writing rubric from stages 2 to 6. It has not been approved by the county, but I use it talk to my students about what they need to do to move to the next stage.
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Non-Fiction Example to Use for Modeling
Please don't be too critical... Here's an example of a non-fiction writing to use for demonstration.
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Features of Nonfiction Posters by Barb
Teaching Posters to help teach the features of nonfiction. (Examples of Table of contents, captions, glossary, index, etc.)
Writing Unit 1-Launching the Writer's Workshop
Created and Shared by Stephanie Barrese, Oakhurst Elementary. These can be printed for posters.
Writing Unit 2-Small Moments
Created and Shared by Stephanie Barrese, Oakhurst Elementary.
Writing Unit 3-Revision
Created and Shared by Stephanie Barrese, Oakhurst Elementary.
Writing Unit 4-Conventions
Created and Shared by Stephanie Barrese, Oakhurst Elementary.
Writing Unit 5-Big Umbrella Topic
Created and Shared by Stephanie Barrese, Oakhurst Elementary.
Writing Unit 6-Poetry Power Point
Created and Shared by Stephanie Barrese, Oakhurst Elementary. These can be printed for posters.
Writing Unit 7-Authors as Mentors Power Point
Created and Shared by Stephanie Barrese, Oakhurst Elementary.
Writing Unit 7-Part B-Authors as Mentors Power Point
Created and Shared by Stephanie Barrese, Oakhurst Elementary.
Small Moment Clip Art
Small Moment - Activity for the Beginning of the Year
This art project goes with students writing about a "small moment" and drawing what they saw in the sunglasses. An example is shown.
Adapted by Barbara Gurian.
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"I'm a Star" Activity
This activity is a great way to celebrate student diversity and goal setting. It can be used as a puzzle or a star already put together.
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Seasons - Tree Writing
Here's a writing idea that looks great on a bulletin board... and reinforces seasons! Created by Barbara Gurian
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Lined Writing paper with blank at top
Writing paper (handwriting) 14 pt. Created by Barbara Gurian. Works well with the Season Tree project.
New Writing Posters - Portrait Paper Orientation
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Writing Unit 1 - Launching the Writing Workshop (Portrait)
I did not have room for the landscape posters from Stephanie (above). Here are some up and down ones!!
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Writing Unit 2 - Small Moment Narrative (Portrait)
These are done in Power Point. I print out "handouts" 4 or 6 to a page for my reference. Then I print out the large ones to use for teaching and then put them up on my bulletin board.
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Writing Unit 3 - Revision (Portrait)
Teaching Points Revised with color accents by Barbara Gurian.
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Writing Unit 5 - "All About Books" Portrait
Revised with color by Barbara Gurian
Writing RUBRICS
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Primary Writing Rubric
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Writing Checklist for a Story - Poster
Writing Checklist for a Story (2 per page) for students
Word Lists
I have decided that one way I can differentiate instruction for my higher students is to have them read the words from these list since many also are multisyllabic.
Plus... they can use them in their writing too:>
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Synonym List
Action Verb List
Character Trait List
Writing Hamburger Model
Hamburger Essay Power Point
Here's a power point for older grades.
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Hamburger Essay Paper
Here's a paper we made to go with the power point.
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