Teaching Young Writers to Craft Realistic Fiction: Ready-to-use Lessons, Mentor Texts, & Ongoing Assessments

Seasoned writing teacher Jenny Mechem Bender echoes what most primary teachers already know: our young students long to write fiction! And with just enough detailed, step-by-step instructional support -- across eight stages of a complete Realistic Fiction Unit of Study together with mentor texts and formative assessment -- Bender demonstrates how our youngest writers can craft realistic fiction with meaning, focus, and detail as they consider voice, audience and the power of language. For use with Grades K-2.