Friday, December 2, 2022

Free Writing a Fictional Narrative for Grades 5-6 (Cycle 3 elementary)


Another freebie writing unit is here! 

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What could be more fun than writing a fictional story! Kids get to use their imaginations and come up with anything they'd like! Even if you have a reluctant writer, this unit will help them out with some great prompts.

I made this open-and-go unit to be simple for kids to use. You begin by reading about what a fictional narrative is. This is the same explanation given in the unit for cycle 2, but the rest of the unit goes into a lot more detail.

Kids will then either choose a prompt (these are new prompts for grades 5-6) or make up their own prompt to use. Next, they'll learn all about a simple plot line and what it involves - the exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution. This will guide them in planning their own storyline.

They will also write or map out their setting(s) and make profiles of their characters.

After they have their first draft of their story down they will begin to revise. The first two steps are the same as was given in the cycle 2 unit - adding a great lead and adding dialogue. In this unit, older kids will dive into adding more detail to two parts of their story using vivid descriptions.

Finally, they will edit their drafts by correcting spelling and punctuation, and by separating their paragraphs with the given guidelines.

Then they are all ready to write a final draft and publish!

You can download this freebie by clicking on the link under the image below.
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NEW Free Quebec History Unit 5 How Did the Iroquoians Travel in 1500?

 NEW Free Quebec History Unit 5 How Did the Iroquoians Travel in 1500?

Another FREE Quebec History unit for elementary grades 3-4 (cycle 2) is here!
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It's time for another history mystery!
In this unit your little historians will discover how the Iroquoians (Haudenosaunee) travelled around the year 1500. This covers several progressions of learning with the content and questions used.

B. Iroquoian Society around 1500
2.3 Economic situation - 
a - names economic activities: agriculture, hunting, fishing, gathering, barter
b - Names means of transportation: canoe; snowshoe
c - Indicates transportation routes: waterways, forest trails

You and your learners will use the QR codes (or links) to read 3 very short paragraphs of information on the website Learn QC.  They can read the information first, then use it to answer the 3 pages of questions. The answers are short and simple and don't require sorting through tons of information.
But they do teach what kids need to know! 

These worksheets are perfect to include in portfolios for end-of-year learning whether you choose a teacher or government portfolio review. Even if you do not complete ALL the units, they are a great way to show the units your child did use and learn about. (remember that the learning units in this series for cycle 2 will cover TWO YEARS of learning)

You'll also find a really fun origami project in this unit! Kids can use the provided templates or their own paper to make an origami canoe! I have provided a wordless youtube video that they can follow along with, or you could choose another one on Youtube (there are plenty!)

After making their boat they can even add in some clay or peg doll figures, and make a map to put beneath it if they'd really like to make a whole project. If they made a longhouse in unit 4, they can add that to their space too - or build one now.

As always they will finish their unit by earning a badge that shows what they learned!

You can download the free unit by clicking on the link under the image below. Please share the link to this blog and NOT the google drive link when sharing, and please do not leave the link open on your computer - this slows down or stops downloads for others. Thank you!

Download the Free History Unit Here