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 4: Weeks 12 – 14 and is aligned with the Common Core Writing Standards.
Week 12 focuses on transitional words and phrases and how to use them. Students will be exposed to a variety of transition words. Many developing writers tend to stick to “First, Next, and Last” because they do not understand their purpose in a piece of writing or that there are a variety of choices. The “Transition Word & Phrases Menu” included in this packet makes students aware of a variety of choices and when to use each one. The “Treasure Hunt” activity this week incorporates transition words throughout the directions. Their use is important in the sequencing of a set of directions. Through this activity, students will become more aware of how to use them effectively.
Weeks 13 and 14 integrates writing with science as well as art. Students study and write about a habitat of their choice. Illustrations of living things reinforce the learning about plants and animals in different habitats. I recommend that either the whole class work on the same habitat or that groups of students work on different habitats. In this way, students have the support of the students around them. Even though groups of students are writing about the same habitat, each and every student must produce their own habitat book.
During these two weeks students will also work with the singular and plural form of nouns. The activities included in this chapter reinforce the formation of the plural form of nouns with different endings. Students should have a copy of the “Rules” page in their writing folders.
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
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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.
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Title: Just Write: All Year Long – Grade 1 (Unit 4: Weeks 12 – 14)
Author: Kathryn Robinson
Format: Digital Download
CCS Covered: W.1.2, W.1.5, W.1.7, W.1.8