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Writing Resources and Writing Units of Study
2nd Grade Pinellas County Schools
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Melissa Forney's Website
Excellent resources and great freebees.
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Website's Original Writing Page
Here's a link to my original writing materials. I just added a power point & worksheet for Hamburger Essays for older classes at the bottom.
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Primary Writing Rubric
This is not county approved, but I find it helpful.
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Unit 1 - Launching Writer's Workshop
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Writing Unit 1 - Launching
Here are some teaching point posters (orientation: portrait) to go with Unit 1.
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What is Writers Workshop (PDF)
Introducing Writers Workshop!)
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How do writers get ideas for writing?
Here's some posters to get our ideas flowing!
Small Moment Clip Art
Zooming into a small moment!
This art project goes with students writing about a "small moment" and drawing what they saw in their sunglasses. An example is shown.
Adapted by Barbara Gurian.
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Lined Writing Paper (14 pt.)
Lined writing paper with a box at the top. (14 pts.)
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Lined Writing Paper (12 pt.)
Lined writing paper with a box at the top. (12 pts.)
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Unit 1 - Launching Writers Workshop
Created and Shared by Stephanie Barrese, Oakhurst Elementary. These can be printed for posters. (Landscape)
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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. (They have to write small for this one.)
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Unit 2 - Small Moments Personal Narratives
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Writing Unit 2 - Small Moment (Portrait)
Here are Barbara Gurian's teaching point posters ( portrait) to go with Unit 2.
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Writing Unit 2 - Small Moment (Landscape)
Created and Shared by Stephanie Barrese, Oakhurst Elementary. These can be printed for posters. (Landscape)
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Small Lined paper for advanced writers
Here's paper for the more advanced writer. (small lines and prompts that can be changed).
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Handwriting paper (Landscape) 14 pt.
Lined writing paper with a box at the top. (14 pts.)
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Unit 3 - The Art of Revision
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Writing Unit 3 - Revisions (Portrait posters)
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Writing Unit 3 - Revisions (Landscape posters)
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Season Writing (Trees)
This makes a great writing for the fall. Have them "zoom" in to small moments to explain why season is their favorite.
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Unit 4 - Conventions
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Unit 4 - Conventions Posters
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Unit 5 - Writing All About Books with a Big Umbrella Topic
Writing Unit 5 - All About Books with an Umbrella Topic
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Writing Unit 5 Calendar
This is just a shell created by Barbara Gurian, Plumb. Nonfiction writing takes lots of time, so plan for students to do extra writing during any independent time. (We do Nonfiction Units of Study for Reading and Writing at the same time.
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Writing Unit 5 Posters - Writing Nonfiction (Portrait_
Writing posters adapted by Barbara Gurian (portrait)
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Writing Unit 5 Posters - Writing Nonfiction
Created and Shared by Stephanie Barrese, Oakhurst Elementary.
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Nonfiction Book writing paper
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Example of a Nonfiction Book
Please don't be too critical... Here's an example of a nonfiction writing to use for demonstration.
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Nonfiction Features Posters
Barbara Gurian created these nonfiction posters to help me teach the features of Nonfiction. (Change the print option to multiple pages and decide how many you want on a page. If you select 16, all the features can be printed on one page.)
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Unit 6 - Poetry
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Unit 6 - Poetry (Landscape)
Created and Shared by Stephanie Barrese, Oakhurst Elementary. These can be printed for posters. (Landscape)
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Mrs. Caro's Class Poetry Materials
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Unit 7 - Authors as Mentors (Alice Schertle)
Unit 7A - Authors as Mentors: Apprenticing Ourselves to Alice Schertle.
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Unit 7A Calendar
Here's a calendar I'll be using this year. (This might be my plan... but with writing I gear my teaching to the needs of my students and adjust as needed.)
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Unit 7 - Portrait - Authors as Mentors - Alice Schertle
Portrait Posters adapted by Barbara Gurian. 3-8-10 I added more information about Alice Schertle and also added graphics to make the lessons more interesting.
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Unit 7 - Authors as Mentors: Alice Schertle (Landscape)
Created and Shared by Stephanie Barrese, Oakhurst Elementary. These can be printed for posters. (Landscape)
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Unit 7: Part 2 Authors as Mentors: Apprenticing Ourselves to Authors we Love
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Unit 7: Part 2 Portrait Orientation - Authors as Mentors
Created by Barbara Gurian, Plumb Elem. This one is portrait orientation and has lots of extra teaching pages for teaching about Jonathan London & Jane Yolan.
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Unit 7: Part 2 Authors as Mentors Posters (Landscape)
Created and Shared by Stephanie Barrese, Oakhurst Elementary. These can be printed for posters. (Landscape)
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