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ROLL OUT THE CARPET FOR REALISTIC FICTION

My thirdies finally, finally finished personal narrative writing....and I have to say I am really proud of those buggers.  They produced some great stuff!!  We are celebrating on Monday by sharing our stories while we sip cider and nibble cookies. 

The kids cannot wait to begin our next unit....Fiction!!  I know they are picturing aliens, spaceships, dragons and other creations from their imaginations....but we will be going with the flow and writing REALISTIC FICTION.  My lessons will be based upon the Lucy Calkin's units, and we will be reading Amelia's Road by Linda Jacobs Altman as a mentor text (along with a few other morsels of reading goodness....such as Polacco's Junkyard Wonders).

We use a writing folder to collect our drafts and revisions as we progress through the unit (rather than a writer's notebook).  I just find this easier, especially when I have to lug them home over the weekend.  I also find that my kiddos need a little more than just paper...sometimes they need the extra support of a visual worksheet or a graphic organzier to work on a writing strategy.  I have put together a collection of writing worksheets and graphic organizers to go along with this unit and I am so excited to start using them during this unit!!

 


 



 



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5 comments

  1. Your unit looks great. I may just have to purchase it even though it is not one of our requirements...it just looks like too much fun!

    Stephanie Ann
    Sparkling in Third Grade

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    1. Thanks Stephanie!! Let me know if you decide you want to try fiction this year....I might just have to send it to you for free cause you're such a sweetheart!! (Tjis is why I am no good at selling stuff...ha ha)!

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  2. Hey Kathy,
    I just tried to send you an email but your button isn't working. Would you mind sending me your email...I want to send you something :) Email me at s.ann.k1971@gmail.com

    Stephanie Ann
    Sparkling in Third Grade

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  3. I love the feeling of doing an activity and being absolutely so proud of each and every student! We have created so many great things this year in my third grade class! I found your blog through Honey Bunch Designs and love your blog! I am your newest follower!

    Alison
    Teaching Maths with Meaning

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    1. Hi Alison...thank you so much for visiting my blog...and commenting. I get so excited every time I get a comment. I am glad to have found another third grade friend. I have visited your blog and it is unique and wonderful!! I am already a follower!

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