So I gathered a large variety of historical fiction picture books (some from my classroom library, public library, and school library.) I start my unit by reading Players in Pigtails. It is a new book to most of my students, and I use it to model how to "read like a writer." My students and I jot down our "noticings" together on a noticing chart:
On the third day I break the students into groups and have them create a group noticing chart.
|Group A's Noticing Chart|
|Group B's Noticing Chart|
here. What's your favorite writing unit to teach?