Seasoned writing teacher Jenny Mechem Bender echoes what most primary teachers already know: our young students long to write fiction! And with just enough detailed, step-by-step instructional support—across eight stages of a complete Realistic Fiction Unit of Study together with mentor texts and formative assessment—Bender demonstrates how our youngest writers can craft realistic fiction with meaning, focus, and detail as they consider voice, audience and the power of language!
Each chapter in this book focuses on a different stage of a realistic fiction unit, and every
chapter includes the following features:
• Teaching Points for Whole-Class and Differentiated Instruction
• Step-by-Step Prompts for Writing Your Own Teaching Texts
• Teaching With Published Texts
• Ongoing Assessment
• Student Writing Samples