Write Your Way Curriculum: Grades 3-5
A flexible, 4-week unit designed for students in grades 3-5 to "write their way" with authentic purpose. Includes a curriculum guide, calendar, and links to all related 826 Digital resources.Begin Here
Informational, Narrative, Persuasive, Poetry, Social-Emotional Learning
Up to 4 weeks: 20 sessions, 30-45 minutes each
Write Your Way Curriculum Guide (Grades 3-5)
What Your Students Will Learn
- Students will explore four different purposes of writing: to reflect, to connect, to create, and to make a difference.
- Students will be introduced to different text types, including journal/memoir, letter, narrative, informative/explanatory, and opinion pieces.
- Students will utilize different revision strategies to refine and strengthen their writing.
Common Core Alignments
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
With guidance and support from adults, produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1-3 above.)
With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1-3 up to and including grade 3 here.)