• Writing Units of Study by Grade Level
    Grade 2
    •  Lessons from the Masters (September/October)
    • The How-To Guide for Nonfiction Writing (November/December)
    • Writing Gripping Fictional Stories (January)
    • Poetry: Big Thoughts in Small Packages (February/March)
    • A User's Guide for Lab Reports and Science Books (March/April)
    • Writing About Reading (May/June)
    Grade 3
    •  Crafting True Stories (September/October)
    • The Art of Information Writing (October/November)
    • Changing the World: Persuasive Speeches, Petitions, and Editorials (November/December)
    • Baby Literary Essay (Mid-November/December)
    • Building Stamina in Reading (March)
    • Writing About Writing (April/May)
    • Once Upon a Time: Adapting and Writing Fairy Tales (May/June)
    Grade 4
    •  The Arc of Story: Writing Realistic Fiction (September/October)
    • Boxes and Bullets: Personal and Persuasive Essays (October/November)
    • Writing Historical Fiction: Tackling Complex Texts (November/December)
    • A User's Guide for the Literary Essay: Writing About Fiction (January/February)
    • Building Stamina in Writing (March)
    • Reading History: The American Revolution and Bringing History to Life (April/May)
    • Journalism (May/June)
    Grade 5
    •  Narrative Craft, Character Studies, and Interpretation Book Clubs (September/October)
    • Information Writing: Feature Articles on Topics of Personal Expertise (October/November)
    • Argument and Advocacy: Researching Debatable Issues and The Research-Based Argument Essay (November/December)
    • Literary Essay: Opening Texts and Seeing More (January/February)
    • Building Stamina in Writing (March)
    • The Lens of History, Reading in the Content Area and Westward Expansion in Social Studies (April/May)
    • Shaping Texts: From Essay and Narrative to Memoir (June)