Unit 2


    Hackensack Public Schools


    Writing Workshop


    Grade 4


     Unit 2: Well Crafted Realistic Fiction


    Indicators of Understanding


    1. Writers will attend to structure: Problem and solution is illuminated by rising and falling action, i.e. building up of tension.


    2. Writers will attend to character development: focus on relationships, as shown through what supporting characters say or think about the main character.


    3. Writers will attend to time passage:

    -         plot mountain which directly supports the meaning of the story

    -         shows not tells to indicate transition


    4. Writers will write realistic fiction inspired by observations in the world (e.g. things I find unjust).