Kids writing

    FICTION ESSAYS! Over the next 6 weeks the class will work on writing realistic fiction stories. At the end of this unit students will have published 2 realistic fiction pieces of writing!

    During this unit students will

    • plan their story by developing believable characters
    • create a story arc
    • give their characters struggles and motivations
    • imagine stories from ordinary moments
    • work through the writing process using envisioning to "show" not tell 
    • bring out the "heart" or message of their story
    • understand the importance of setting
    • write the most powerful ending they can
    • edit with various lenses
    • use mentor texts to understand important character development
    • make connections between reading realistic fiction and writing it themselves

    There will be no writing homework during this unit.