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 6: Weeks 18 – 21 and is aligned with the Common Core Writing Standards.
Weeks 18 and 19 contain lessons about writing a friendly letter. Students will look at the format of a friendly letter. Using the type of organizer that students are familiar with, they plan and write a friendly letter to their grandmother, aunt, or other relative that they would like to visit. These lessons will also focus on elaboration.
When writers suggest an idea, the author must stop and tell more about it. Details are the key to all great writing.
Weeks 20 and 21 are where Narrative instruction begins. Time will be spent comparing expository and narrative writing so that students will begin to understand the difference. Beginning writers have difficulty with the concept of a time line. They tend to remain stationary in time in their story unless you are at their side saying, “Then what happened? and “Then what happened?” Most young writers are very familiar with narrative writing because parents, grandparents, and babysitters have been reading them stories for years. They know that a story has a point (plot), characters, and setting. They may not know the terms but they sense that these elements are always in a story. When they write, first graders often have these same elements in their writing. Young writers like to write about something that happened to them (plot). They include their friends (characters) and places that are familiar to them (setting). Narrative is not difficult to teach. Students’ ideas and what they know will guide you. Most students love telling a story verbally and this section of the writing year will help them to learn how to put a story on paper.
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.
Item #: AY01D6…. $5.50
Title: Just Write: All Year Long – Grade 1 (Unit 6: Weeks 18 – 21)
Author: Kathryn Robinson
Format: Digital Download
Common Core Standards: W.1.1, W.1.2, W.1.3, W.1.5, W.1.6, W.1.7