Schoolwide Writing Kits

A Curriculum Resource

The Basics


  • Schoolwide kits are a resource-follow district writing units of study
  • Common Core aligned
  • Some kits labeled grades K/1 or 2/3-only being used by one grade level

Kit Design

  • All units follow same format-immerse students in genre, lessons specific to genre, take selected piece through writing process
  • Instructional vocab and pacing in front of binder before immersion
  • Mini lessons for immersion, genre and process
  • Publishing-final draft does NOT need to be typed
  • Assessment-sample formative & summative rubrics at the end
  • Mentor texts-great for reading, as well as writing

Grammar Kit


  • Grammar unit is embedded in the extension section of the revising and editing lessons
  • Consumable booklets will not be reordered-keep copy of pages
  • Refer to K-2 & 3-5 Grammar Maps in sharepoint curriculum writing folder for grammar focus for your grade level (Common Core aligned)
  • Use kit and grammar map to map out lessons for the year

Today's Work Session

  • Explore opinion kit
  • Map out grammar lessons for rest of year
  • Plan lessons for unit without kit

Planning sheets with winter and spring descriptors

Lesson resource books by Fletcher, Hoyt, and Dorfman & Cappelli