This first grade common core writing curriculum includes everything you will need to teach your daily writing lessons. I have included step-by-step instructions, all templates, reference sheets, and writing samples within this unit.
This download covers Unit 3: Weeks 9 – 11 and is aligned with the Common Core Writing Standards.
Weeks 9 and 10 allow students to study the life cycles of plants, animals, insects, and other living things. If students plant some fast-growing seeds like beans or observe the growth of a butterfly before this writing experience, they will enjoy the experiences even more fully than only reading books. Experience-rich classrooms allow writing to take on new meaning. A real-life experience creates a detail-rich piece of writing. The clearer the picture that the writer creates in the mind of the reader, the more interesting their writing becomes.
Week 11 is practice with writing, supporting, and elaborating ideas. Mathematics is incorporated into this week’s lessons. Each day, students will work with measuring distance, circumference, or weighing apples or pumpkins. Integrating subject matter helps you assess their understanding of individual concepts. I recommend writing the lessons key vocabulary words on the board, for example, ‘measure’, ‘circumference’, etc… One important element of great and independent writing is to allow writers to spell most of the words on their own. They then can circle the word and return to correct the misspelled word after they have completed their writing for the day. This type of instruction promotes fluency – which is an important element in writing instruction.
Each week in this unit includes:
1. An overview of the weeks plan and objective
2. Five writing lessons
3. A spelling activity
4. A grammar or conventions activity
5. All templates needed for the weeks writing activities
6. Instruction or reference sheets covering various topics
Click on the preview link below to view the table of contents and sample writing lessons.
The lessons in this first grade common core writing curriculum are unique, effective, and easy to implement. Order your copy today and take the guesswork out of writing instruction.
Item #: AY01D3….. $4.50
Title: Just Write: All Year Long – Grade 1 (Unit 3: Weeks 9 – 11)
Author: Kathryn Robinson
Format: Digital Download
CCS Covered: W.1.2, W.1.5, W.1.7, W.1.8