Welcome to the Muskegon Area Intermediate School District's one-stop collaborative spot for Writing Unit work aligning to the Common Core State Standards.

Important Links:

1. Here is the link to the Common Core State Standards(CCSS) site: CCSS Home
and a link to an Umbrella graphic that provides the big-picture of the CCSS at-a-glance.

2. Here is a link to the Common Core model writing units created through a collaborative effort of the 57 ISDs in Michigan through MAISA (Michigan Association of Intermediate School Administrators)
www.gomaisa.org (scroll down to "ELA CCRS Materials")

3. 2010-11: Here is the link to the initial work shared at the Michigan Reading Association's Poster Session March, 2011 including links to local:
  • Grammar Units,
  • Research and Informative/Explanatory Unit
  • and a Second Grade Opinion Unit.
On the left choose "Professional Development" then from the drop down choose
MRA Poster Session. The Opinion Unit and the Research,Informative/Explanatory Unit are under K-3, the Grammar Units are under 4-8.
Mission Literacy

    • Here's a direct link the the newest Research,Informative/Explanatory Unit Research Unit

4. Here is a direct link to the Research Unit from Oakland ISD Oakland ISD Writing Units

5. Here's the link to the MAISD writing blog. On the right is a page with the Research and Report (original) unit as well as other resources. MAISD Writing Blog

6. Here's a link to Teachers College Reading and Writing Project. They share units throughout the year as well as many other resources. Teachers College Link