• Writing Units
     
    Building a Community of Writers
       -Generating ideas
       -Seed writing-taking a small idea and growing it into a story
       -Following the writing process
       -Mentor author studies
       -Writing consistently for a length of time each day
     
    Personal Narrative
       -Character development
       -Leads/Hooks
     
    Informational Research
       -Following the Central Bucks research model
          -Topic selection
          -Pre-searching
          -Creating a research question
          -Researching and note taking
          -Organizing notes
          -Writing
          -Informational leads/hooks
     
    Informational Non-Research
       -Functional Writing-directions, how-to
          -Transitions
       -Responding to prompts
       -Essay Writing
     
    Opinion
         -Thesis statements
         -Subtopics with supporting details
         -Introduction and concluding paragraphs that preview and review subtopics
         -Five paragraph essay
     
    Fiction
     
    Poetry
         -Characteristics of different types of poetry
              -Couplet
              -Haiku
              -Shape Poem
              -Color Poem
              -Cinquain
              -Free Verse
         -Writing poetry
         -Reading and Presenting Poems
     
     
     
    See the link below for great tips to keep the kiddos writing over the summer!