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So I've spent a lot of time working on my writing plans, but I keep hitting a brick wall and not exactly sure how to organize it. What order do you teach everything? Do I start with the 6 Traits or do I start with the genres? Do I teach them the Writing process while teaching the 6 Traits or should I teach it first?


Plan A: What is writer's workshop (expectations, format, rubrics), 6 Traits - Ideas (getting ideas, seed ideas, narrowing it down), Organization (how to write a paragraph, writing process (draft, edit, revise, publish), hooks, conclusions), Conventions, Voice, Word Choice, Sentence Fluency,

Plan B: Genres of Writing (narrative, expository, persuasive), WW expectations, continue with plan A,

I have my lessons all written out, just not sure on the order to teach them. Thanks


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You mix the traits into the genres.

We start with personal narrative, followed by nonfiction, then opinion/persuasive writing, followed by poetry and end the year with writing fairy tales.

With each genre, you embed the routines and procedures.
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I was in your position last summer, planning a writing curriculum and feeling overwhelmed deciding where to start. What I ended up doing was this:
First quarter of the school year: punctuation review, writing complete sentences, simple/compound/complex sentences, writing a paragraph
Second quarter: writing a narrative essay, with focus on applying the skills from the first marking period plus prewriting with a graphic organizer, revising/editing, transition words, character traits, writing a strong beginning to hook the reader
Third quarter: writing an opinion essay, continuing to focus on all previous skills plus similes/metaphors and introduction/body/conclusion
Fourth quarter: writing an informative applying all previous skills plus research/note-taking, plagiarism/citing sources and the elements of an informative essay (subheadings/graphics/etc.)

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Thank you, that is exactly what I'm looking for.
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So when you teach the narrative you go through each trait, then again when you teach opinion? Can you please share how you do this? I'm envisioning teaching what is a narrative, then how to select ideas, ect... is this correct?


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We use the Daily 5 in my school, so I'm teaching in mini-lessons. For me, that would be teaching what a narrative/opinion/informative essay is, then choosing a topic (for grade 3, I assigned a very narrow range of topics but in upper grades I would allow more flexibility). For the narrative essay, it was essentially:
character traits (they had to incorporate three)
pre-writing with a graphic organizer
writing a strong first sentence and the introductory paragraph
building the body
writing the conclusion
creating the rough draft
revising/editing for themselves
revising/editing with a peer
final essay/crafting a title

When I taught opinion and informative writing, I reviewed many of the same lessons, but with a focus on how they would look in that new type of writing (for example, the first sentence in an informative essay is different from the first sentence in a narrative, but the writer still wants to get the reader's attention).
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