Weekly Real-World Writing: Grades 5-6
Weekly Real-World Writing is a unique curriculum providing a wide range of practical writing exercises teaching skills that students need for life in the “real world”. In this edition writing formats such as inquiry letters, news reports, recipes, internet searches, surveys, blogs, web pages, and lost-and-found are covered. The graphic organizers help students plan and get organized. The book is correlated to current national standards.
Real-world writing happens when there is a reason to write. Help students explore real-world purposes for writing with activities that demonstrate thoughtful and effective writing strategies.
The real-world topics are designed to fit seamlessly into any writing program and include letters, journal entries, product opinions, advertisements, directions, interviews, and more!
Units are designed to fit into a weekly lesson plan and include:
• A teacher overview page that describes the purpose of the format and how to introduce it
• A writing sample to model each skill
• A graphic organizer to organize and plan prewriting
• Two writing tasks with a response pages to practice each format
• An extension activity that prompts students to relate the writing to their own lives
Each unit includes four unique and scaffolded writing assignments for beginning writers and more experienced writers. The 24 writing units within each book focus on six common writing purposes: Self-expression, Information, Evaluation, Inquiry, Analysis, and Persuasion.
Two assessment rubrics for formal and informal writing are included to help students remember effective writing strategies.
Some writing topics for grades 5-6 include: Blog, Recipe, Business letter, Outline, Media review, Online comment, Request letter, Survey questions, News report, Catalog copy, and Web page. Answers will vary.
Weekly Real-World Writing is a unique curriculum broken into 3 graded levels providing a wide range of practical writing exercises. Real world writing happens when there is a reason to write. This series is designed to provide those real-world types of writing and fit seamlessly with any writing program or weekly lesson plan. Some examples are letters, journal entries, product opinions, advertisements, directions, interviews, and more.
The books are divided into units and include four exclusive and scaffolded writing assignments for beginning and more experienced writers. Each book focuses on six common writing purposes, which are self-expression, information, evaluation, inquiry, analysis, and persuasion. The variety of exercises will have appeal to younger students. The books are reproducible for a single classroom teacher/parent. The books include two assessment rubrics for formal and informal writing to help students remember valuable writing strategies.
These materials contain both instruction and writing assignments but are not as broad in scope (types of writing) as the comprehensive programs.