Every Child a Reader & Writer (ECRW)

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 

Professional Development Guide: Unit Design Course

This instructional guide is intended for use by professional developers leading second-year implementers of writing workshop through a six-day course in which they design narrative and informational units. Separate courses are included for K-1 and grades 2-5.

 

Unit Design Course for Grades K - 1: Narrative

 

Day 1 Curriculum

 

Day 2 Curriculum

 

Appendix:

 

 

1. Learning Outcomes

 

 

2. Process for Planning a Personal Narrative Unit

 

 

3. Unit Planning Grid

 

 

4. Narrative Standards K - 5

 

 

5. When Gathering Touchstones For a K - 1 Writing Workshop Unit of Study

 

 

6. List of Possible Books to use in a Narrative Unit of Study

 

 

7. Preparing for the Narrative Unit of Study

 

 

8. Consolidating Our Understanding of the Writing Process

 

 

9. Reflection Sheet for Unit Design

 

Unit Design Course for Grades K - 1: Informational

 

Day 1 Curriculum

 

Day 2 Curriculum

 

Appendix:

 

 

  1. Learning Outcomes

 

 

  2. Ants

 

 

  3. Amazing Apples

 

 

  4. Process for Planning an Informational Unit

 

 

  5. Unit Planning Grid

 

 

  6. What does Informational Writing look like in the world?

 

 

  7. Common Myths About Informational Writing

 

 

  8. Informational Writing Standards K - 5

 

 

  9. When Gathering Touchstones for a K - 1 Writing Workshop Unit of Study

 

 

10. A List of Possible Books to Use to Teach an Informational Unit of Study

 

 

11. Preparing for the Informational Unit of Study

 

 

12. Consolidating our Understanding of the Writing Process

 

 

13. Reflection Sheet for Unit Design

 

Unit Design Course for Grades 2 - 5: Narrative

 

Days 1 & 2 Curricula

 

Day 3 Curriculum

 

Appendix:

 

 

  1. Learning Outcomes

 

 

  2. She Come Bringing Me That Little Baby Girl

 

 

  3. The Elements of Personal Narrative

 

 

  4. Process for Planning a Personal Narrative Unit

 

 

  5. Unit Planning Grid

 

 

  6. Narrative Standards K - 5

 

 

  7. What a Writer Needs: A Significant Subject

 

 

  8. Discovering Significance in Narratives

 

 

  9. The Elements of Fiction Writing: Plot

 

 

10. When Gathering Touchstones For a Writing Workshop Unit of Study

 

 

11. List of Possible Books to Use in a Narrative Unit of Study

 

 

12. Preparing for the Narrative Unit of Study

 

 

13. Consolidating our Understanding of the Writing Process

 

 

14. Reflection Sheet for Unit Design

 

Unit Design Course for Grades 2 - 5: Informational

 

Days 1 & 2 Curricula

 

Day 3 Curriculum

 

Appendix:

 

 

  1. Learning Outcomes

 

 

  2. Germs Are Not for Sharing

 

 

  3. Chameleons Are Cool

 

 

  4. Elements of Our Nonfiction Publications

 

 

  5. Process for Planning an Informational Unit

 

 

  6. Unit Planning Grid

 

 

  7. What does Informational Writing look like in the world?

 

 

  8. Common Myths About Informational Writing

 

 

  9. Informational Writing Standards K - 5

 

 

10. What a Writer Needs: A Significant Subject

 

 

11. When Gathering Touchstones For a Writing Workshop Unit of Study

 

 

12. A List of Possible Books to Use to Teach an Informational Unit of Study

 

 

13. Preparing for the Informational Unit of Study

 

 

14. Consolidating Our Understanding of the Writing Process

 

 

15. Possible Scaffolds for Planning an Informational Draft

 

 

16. Reflection Sheet for Unit Design