Adventures in Writing

Length:  10 units
Content-type: Text-based
Age/Grade: 2nd – 5th Grades
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How to Use This Course

Adventures in Writing is a fun-filled writing unit for ages 8-12. It includes easy-to-follow Teachers Notes, student worksheets, farm animal printables with fun facts, farm animal report pages with questions to answer, fun writing activities, and unit study ideas to incorporate science and art. Join Daisy the Duck and Moo-Cow Mayor in Mooville and get ready for a zany writing adventure!

Course Introduction

Turn writing time into a delight by creating a farm full of fanciful characters much like the beloved storyCharlotte’s Web.  Each night after the farmer and his wife go to sleep, the animals begin to talk and continue their lives in Mooville. Will the Moo-Cow Mayor institute Chocolate Milk Mondays? Can Daisy the Duck win the annual cupcake bake off? Your students will have fun learning as they develop the answers!

There are ten bite-size lessons teaching how to create characters, settings, and plots. They will learn about the golden rule of writing, “show, don’t tell,” and how to create tension for an interesting plot. This curriculum is ideal for teaching multiple age levels and motivational for the beginning or seasoned student alike. Mooville is great for incorporating animal science, art, and unit studies. Writing will be so much fun that even the reluctant writer will dive into the writing pool!

Printable lessons, worksheets, report pages, and handouts.

Lesson 1: Create a Character
Lesson 2: Sensory Setting
Lesson 3: Create a Plot
Lesson 4: Show, Don’t Tell
Lesson 5: Write the Beginning
Lesson 6: Write the Middle
Lesson 7: Write the End
Lesson 8: Spice Up Your Story
Lesson 9: Editing
Lesson 10: Putting It All Together

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