The study of writing and reading is all too often carried out separately. Students learn how to read and write in isolation; such learning proves to be limited. This unit aims to integrate these two studies into one. Students will study authors and the strategies they employ when writing. These strategies will then be applied in their own writing. Such strategies include developing characters and ideas, organizing ideas using the plot components, and cultivating writing through tone and mood.
Patel, Nilima, "Obstacles: The study of life's hurdles through reading and writing personal narratives [7th grade]" (2006). Understanding by Design: Complete Collection. 17.