Fiction Writing for Middle Schoolers


This editable Google Drive Fiction Writing Unit includes everything you need to have fun with fiction writing while also covering English content standards. This resources includes: 86 Slides to Teach 12 Mini Lessons. Read the description below to learn more details about the mini lesson topics and what’s included in this editable Google Drive unit. Watch the video preview above to get a peek inside!

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86 Slides to Teach 12 Mini Lessons on the Following Topics...
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• Fiction Defined
• Getting Ideas
• Settling on a Conflict
• How to Use Mentor Texts
• Developing Characters
• Developing Themes
• Developing Settings
• Literary Devices
• Writing Like a Real Writer
• Writing Beginnings
• Writing Endings
• Writing is Never Done

Teacher Guide Covering the Following Topics... 

• Launching the Unit
• The Writing Workshop Model
• The Writer's Notebook
• Picking a Fictional Genre
• Restricting Length
• Finding More Mentor Texts
• Writing Alongside Students
• How to Use the Unit

12 Slides with Mentor Text Links for the Following Genres...

• Short Stories
• Adventure
• Dystopian
• Fantasy
• Graphic Novels
• Sci-Fi
• Horror
• Historical Fiction
• War Novels
• Sports Novels
• Realistic Fiction

7 Slides for Students to Learn HOW to Use Mentor Texts...
• A simple five step process for students to follow
• A writing sample emulation of All Summer in a Day by Ray Bradbury

7 Slides for Students to Analyze Famous Beginnings from the Following Books...
• Bloody Jack
• Ender's Game
• Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
• Roller Girl
• The Great Gatsby
• Wonder
• 1984

Editable Plot Diagram...
Students can plan their short story using this editable plot diagram. Just have them make a copy of the diagram and it's theirs to edit!

Editable Assessment Tools...
• Single-Point Rubric
• Student Checklist
• Student Behavior Single-Point Rubric


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