Writing Source Packet
Craft your own lessons with these source texts or provide additional practice at the point of need. All source texts in this packet are reproducible within a family or classroom.
- Articles and Stories for Units 1 & 2
- Story Sequence Sources for Unit 3
- Mini Book Set for Units 4 & 6
- Pictures for Unit 5
Articles and Stories for Units 1 & 2
A user guide, friendly teacher pages, and dress-ups poster pages have been added to this collection of 39 easy paragraphs by Andrew Pudewa. Helping you introduce the concept of key-word outlines and summarizing (Units 1/2), they are ideal for younger children in grades 1–3 or students who have difficulty with reading and writing. Content spans general knowledge, animals, and Aesop’s fables.
Story Sequence Sources for Unit 3
Suitable for all grade levels, these story sources provide teachers with lighthearted texts based on fables, myths, fairy tales, legends, and more. In addition to the reproducible texts, the “Unit 3 Success Guide” includes Unit 3 directions, models, helps, and a sample outline for each story.
Includes 30 stories at three reading levels: 17 stories for Level A, 9 for Level B, and 4 for Level C.
Mini Book Set for Units 4 & 6
These Mini Books are ideal for use in teaching Unit 6 (Summarizing Multiple References). This set contains 41 books. Printed front-to-back, the pages can be folded to create a mini book to use as a source for Unit 4 or 6 writing.
Roughly half of them are at a 3rd–6th grade reading level with the other half suitable for 6th grade and up (the sample includes one book from each level). Each book contains factual information about various animals such as hummingbirds, carp, sharks, and otters. Because there are three books on each animal, these short texts can be used to simulate a research process where multiple references would be fused (Unit 6). They can also be used singly for Unit 1 or 4 writing.
Third-grade reading level and up. 41 mini books.
Pictures for Unit 5
These sets of humorous, sequential pictures were created specifically to help teach the Writing from Pictures model from the IEW syllabus. Suggested outlines of sample stories for selected pictures are also provided.
Content includes 19 sets of pictures for writing, each with a sample outline or story.
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