Unit 4: How-To Books
Writing Unit Four – How-To Books: Writing to Teach Others
How can I use writing to teach others how to do something?
Bend One— Getting Started: Thinking of Topics, Rehearsing, and Writing Tons of Books
How can I write lots of how-to books, step-by-step?
Lesson 1: What does “How-To” writing look like?
Lesson 2: How can we get started writing by thinking of things we know how to do?
Lesson 3: How can we reenact our how-to’s to help remember each step?
Lesson 4: How can I use a special voice to describe exactly what I’m doing?
Lesson 5: How can I add detailed information to my picture?
Lesson 6: How can I add a list of things I need?
Bend Two— Writing So That Readers Can Read Our Writing
How can I use everything I know to make my writing easy to read?
Lesson 7: How can I use tools in the classroom to help me spell words?
Lesson 8: How can I stretch words and record letters for every sound?
Lesson 9: How can I leave spaces between words?
Lesson 10: How can I reread to add even more to my writing?
Bend Three— Revising Old How-To Books and Writing New How-To Books: Using Mentor Texts to Inspire Elaboration and Lift the Level of All of Your Writers’ Work
How can I study mentor texts and try out techniques I notice?
Lesson 11: How can I study mentor texts and revise my writing?
Lesson 12: How can I include cautions, tips, and warnings for my reader?
Lesson 13: How can I include an introduction?
Bend Three— Preparing for Publication
How can I get ready to share my work with an audience?
Lesson 14: How can I choose my best piece to revise?
Lesson 15: How can I edit my words and sentences?
Lesson 16: How can I create a cover and fancy up my book?
Lesson 17: How can I share my writing with the class?