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).

Units of Study Time Frame of Study
Getting Started 1 week
Who Is a Writer? 1 week
Kinds of Things Writers Make 2 weeks
Choosing a Topic
1 week
Author Study: Eric Carle 2 weeks
How to Add Words Like a Writer
2 weeks
Where Writers Get Ideas
2 weeks
How Illustrations Work in Text  2 weeks
How to Use Punctuation 2 weeks
How to Read Like a Writer 2 weeks
Author Study: Kevin Henkes 2 weeks
How Illustrations Work in Text 1 week
Crafting Obvious Text Structures 4 weeks
What Writers Do
1 week
Author Study: James Dean 2 weeks
Author Study: Rosemary Wells 2 weeks
Nonfiction 3 weeks
Poetry 3 weeks
Revision 2 weeks
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