Integrated Writing Units - READ 7140, Summer 2011

Dr. Tonja Root, Emeritus, Valdosta State University  (
* = noteworthy effective unit)

Although many of these units are effective, the ones with * are very effective and include a description of the teacher's connection to writing for real life purposes and as valued lifelong activities.

First Grade Writing Units

Lamb, Lindsey:  Informational-Letter (SS-Thomas Jefferson)   &   PwPt

Martin, Lori:  Informational-Report (SS-Lewis & Clark Expedition)    &   PwPt 

Schroeter, Anna:  Informational-Report (Sci-Parts of a Plant)   &  PwPt

Second Grade Writing Units

Lear, Kayla:  Informational-Report (SS-Georgia Piedmont)    &    PwPt

Robinson, Katy:  Informational-Report (Sci-Life Cycles)   &   PwPt

* Walker, Courtney:  Informational-Report (SS-Flint River)   &   PwPt 

Third Grade Writing Units

* Stalvey, Tiersa:  Persuasive-Letter (Sci-Georgia Habitats)   &  PwPt

Fourth Grade Writing Units

Floyd, Kenneth: Informational-Report (SS-George Washington)  &  PwPt

Houlihan, Kelly:  Informational-Report (SS-Native Americans)  &  PwPt 

West, Tasandra Informational-Report (SS-Native Americans)   &  PwPt

Fifth Grade Writing Units

* Brown Jalisa Narrative-Simulated Journal (SS-Civil Rights Movement)   &   PwPt

Robinson, Constance:  Persuasive-Letter (Sci-Classification of Organisims)  &  PwPt

Cumbee, Clay:  Narrative-Simulated Journal (SS-Civil War)   &  PwPt