By Nicole Groeneweg
“I draw borders when I have too many ideas. In The Mitten, the borders show Nicki trekking through the woods and scaring different animals out of their hiding places. When you turn a page in the book, you can see the animal that comes next.” –Jan Brett
This dynamic unit matches a favorite author (and their works) to a writing topic, using favorite picture books as powerful models to teach key writing skills! Includes a "Sprinkling Clues" graphic organizer, writing center ideas, guided and independent writing activities, connections to the standards, and more!
Standards Address (McREL Benchmarks Level I K-2):• Uses prewriting strategies to plan written work (Language Arts Standard 1: benchmark 1).• Drafting and Revising (Language Arts Standard 1: benchmark 2)• Editing and Publishing (Language Arts Standard 1: benchmark 3)• Writes for different purposes (Language Arts Standard 1: benchmark 8).• Uses descriptive and precise language that clarifies and enhances ideas (Level 3–5 Language Arts Standard 2: benchmark 1)