Just Write: All Year Long – First Grade (Unit 5: Weeks 15 – 17)

Just Write: All Year Long – First Grade (Unit 5: Weeks 15 – 17)


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This digital download is Unit 5: (Weeks 15 – 17) from the Just Write: All Year Long – First Grade curriculum. To preview the other units please click on the links below.


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 5: Weeks 15 – 17 and is aligned with the Common Core Writing Standards.

During weeks 15 – 17 students will continue using science as the basis for the writing lessons. Two pieces of writing will be completed during this three-week period. The first writing is designed to look like solid paragraphs with pictures connected to each section. The writing will include a topic sentence (or two), elaborated main ideas, and a conclusion. The information gathered in the habitats game will be utilized while writing the “Food Chain” book. Individual students choose a food chain that they are particularly interested in and write about it.

This unit works on grouping information into groups so that students can understand the concept of main idea. It is very important for students to begin grouping two or three ideas into a group and creating a title for the group. This concept is necessary for students in the upper grades. If writers do not practice this concept at an early age, they will have great difficulty grouping larger quantities of information into main ideas for an essay. Begin slowly, but begin early in order to help students understand and progress through these difficult concepts.

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 #: AY01D5….. $5.50
Title: Just Write: All Year Long – Grade 1 (Unit 5: Weeks 15 – 17)
Author: Kathryn Robinson
Pages: 123
Format: Digital Download
ISBN: 978-1931970174

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