Real World Writing Grades 5-6
EMC6079 9781645141587

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    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  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: 







    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: 



    Business letter


    Media review

    Online comment

    Request letter

    Survey questions

    News report

    Catalog copy

    Web page

    Answers will vary