Friday, August 24, 2012

Launching Writing Workshop: 25 Free #CCSS Lessons with Anchor Charts & Printables


25 Common Core Lessons to Launch your 2nd Grade Writer's Workshop

Fall is my favorite season for several reasons.  I love the smell of my pumpkin vanilla candles filling the air, the crisp nip in the air, and the anticipation of returning to school.  Though our students do not return until after Labor Day, my colleagues and I returned to school this week for professional development.

I was so excited to attend our grade level meeting yesterday because we had scheduled one of our favorite consultants to come and work with us to plan for writer's workshop.  Sandy Biondo is nothing short of amazing.  My team loves working with her because she has a wealth of knowledge and delivers it in such a practical way that we become so inspired and instantly start collaborating on ways to implement the units she and her team developed.  

Prior to posting these resources, I did ask Sandy if I had permission to share the lessons and resources.  She assured me that they were posted to a public site and were alright to share with other teachers.  


As my students progress through the units, I plan to post about each resource.  I'm starting with the Launching with Small Moments unit since that is where we will start with writer's workshop.  There are 25 lessons in this unit.  The unit also includes all companion resources and suggested mentor texts.  My blog posts often serve as bookmarks for my own teaching resources, so  I like to store information for myself as well.  I figure if it helps me, perhaps it could benefit someone else as well.  Therefore I'm sharing the widget I've created that contains the suggested mentor texts for this unit.

Suggested Mentor Texts for this Unit:
(there are some great stories here!)


Hint: *When I create widgets, my husband knows which books are on my wish list so that he can add them to our cart when the money is available.  I create widgets instead of simply placing the books on the Amazon wish list because when the books arrive, I like to refer to my organized widgets and determine what genre or unit I planned to use the book for.

Unit 1 Launching With Small Moments

Companion Resource Materials to Support the Lessons: anchor charts and printables

Unit 1 Launching With Small Moments Resources
Another way to access these free lessons and resources:

1.  click here to connect to Claco (where I bookmark all of my teaching resources - it's like Dropbox)
2.  hover over the image and a blue box will appear - click it to go to the website
3.  scroll all of the way down... you will see 2 paperclip icons: one on the left (contains the 25 lessons) and one on the right (contains the companion resources: anchor charts, printables, and more)

3 Units Coming Soon
Lifting the Level of Narrative Writing by Studying Craft, Revision, and Opinion



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16 comments:

  1. Does she have any resources for other grade levels? Grade 6 perhaps? This looks incredible!

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    1. Lori,

      Here is grade six:

      http://oaklandk12-public.rubiconatlas.org/Atlas/Browse/View/UnitCalendar?SourceSiteID=&CurriculumMapID=747&YearID=2013

      Thanks,

      Erin

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  2. I teach first grade and I would love to have this for that level! Do you know if itthat is available somewhere? I sure hope so!
    ~Tina
    Laugh Live Love Learn

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    1. Tina,

      Here is grade one:

      http://oaklandk12-public.rubiconatlas.org/Atlas/Browse/View/UnitCalendar?SourceSiteID=&CurriculumMapID=730&YearID=2013

      Thanks,

      Erin

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  3. WOW! Improving my writers' workshop is one of my professional goals this year. This is definitely going to get me started on the right track. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  4. I was wondering if she has anything like this for fourth grade?

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    1. Tamara,

      Here is grade four:

      http://oaklandk12-public.rubiconatlas.org/Atlas/Browse/View/UnitCalendar?SourceSiteID=&CurriculumMapID=745&YearID=2013

      Thanks,

      Erin

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  5. This is an incredible resource, Erin! I am teaching writing in a workshop format for the first time this year, so this will really help to guide what I'm teaching. Also, I've ever heard of Claco, so I will be checking that out, too. Thank you!!

    Kate
    EduKate and Inspire

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    1. Kate,

      Glad you like the resources! I love Claco, too.

      Cheers,

      Erin

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  6. What an incredible resource!!! I can't tell you how much I've learned from you! You are my hero!! Thank you for always sharing such fabulous resources!!!

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    1. Glad the resources are helpful. I'm so glad this site is supporting your learning. I love getting good ideas from others and sharing.

      Have a great year,

      Erin

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  7. Any chance you have 5th grade,too?

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  8. This is awesome! Does Oakland have their RW units of study posted as well?
    Thanks,
    Jill

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  9. WOW! Any third-grade resources?

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  10. Here are all of the grade levels:

    http://oaklandk12-public.rubiconatlas.org/Atlas/Browse/View/Default

    Thanks,

    Erin

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