• Writing 
     
     
    • Unit 1: Launching the Writing Workshop (September- November)
      • Goal 1: Writers establish routines and employ strategies that prepare them to tell true stories from their own lives.
      • Goal 2: Writers draft a narrative that tells a true story from their life.
      • Goal 3: Writers revise and edit their writing to prepare for publication.
    • Unit 2: The Art of Informational Writing (November - January)
      • Goal 1: Writers plan and organize an informational text designed to teach others about a topic of expertise.
      • Goal 2: Writers plan and organize an informational text designed to teach others about a topic of expertise.
      • Goal 3: Writers self-assess, reread, and clarify to prepare their work for publication. 
    • Unit 3: Adapting and Writing Fairy Tales (February - March)
      • Goal 1: Writers study mentor texts to deepen their understanding of how authors write fairy tales.
      • Goal 2: Writers plan and draft narratives that reflect the elements of fairy tales.
      • Goal 3: Writers reflect and revise as they draft, employing strategies to strengthen their writing.
    • Unit 4: Persuasive Speeches, Petitions and Editorials (April - June)
      • Goal 1: Writers look closely at their world to generate ideas for and plan persuasive writing projects.  
      • Goal 2: Persuasive writers draft texts that are thoughtfully designed to convince the reader of an opinion.
      • Goal 3: Persuasive writers support their opinion with evidence.  
      • Goal 4: Writers employ revision and editing strategies in preparation for publication.