Our writing time will focus on both the process of writing (what it means to be a writer living through the actual work of writing) and the products of writing (genres).


Unit of Study Time Frame of Study
What Writers Make and How We Will Make Them 1 week
Where Writers Get Ideas 1 week
Book Covers and Dedications 1 week
Non-Fiction 3 weeks
Letter Writing 2 weeks
How to Make Illustrations Work Better in Written Texts 3 weeks
How to Craft Using Obvious Text Structures 3 weeks
Slice of Life 3 weeks
Finding Writing Mentors – Doreen Cronin 2 weeks
How to Use Punctuation in Interesting Ways 3 weeks
Reviews 3 weeks
Revision 2 weeks
Literary Non-Fiction 3 weeks
Poetry 3 weeks
Finding Writing Mentors – Jane Yolen 2 weeks
Celebration of Writing 1 week
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