Start your kids writing what they know — their own lives!
The personal narrative writing unit begins with idea generation, then how to read a book like a writer.
This curriculum shows you how to use children’s books as examples of good writing and will provide you with explicit writing lessons and activities to increase both the quality of your students’ writing and their writing stamina.
Using the three children’s books and the lessons provided, show students how to write with their five senses, show not tell, use vivid verbs, write interesting leads and satisfying endings, sequence logically, write in complete sentences, use capital letters appropriately, and move through the writing process of drafting, revising, editing, and publishing.
Knucklehead by Jon Scieszka
Owl Moon by Jane Yolen
Honeybee by Candace Fleming
To make it convenient for you, you can order the three mentor texts through my shop at checkout or on this page.