Just Write: All Year Long – First Grade (Unit 7: Weeks 22 – 25)

Just Write: All Year Long – First Grade (Unit 7: Weeks 22 – 25)


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This digital download is Unit 7: (Weeks 22 – 25) 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 7: Weeks 22 – 25 and is aligned with the Common Core Writing Standards.

Weeks 22 and 23 provide practice in writing a story. During these lessons, students will be moving to a six-section graphic organizer with four middle or yellow sections. This allows writers to more fully develop a story. In each event, writers will describe details pertaining to the story. They might elaborate about the condition of a room or the description of a character. Remember that students in first grade might only elaborate with 2-3 sentences.

To begin moving away from an exact retelling, I change the names of the characters or the setting when we rewrite the story. This gradual distancing from the original story, guides writers to become more creative in small increments. This step-by-step move towards independence is less frightening for the non-creative writer.

Weeks 24 and 25 link the study of seasons to a narrative piece of writing. After reading the story “Frog and Toad All Year”, students will write a new version of the story. The class can research the seasons by watching videos, reading books similar to those found in the bibliography at the end of the chapter, or searching for information on the computer. They then will choose a season and brainstorm the information that they discovered about a particular season. With this information, students write a new version of “Frog and Toad All Year”. Lessons include planning that takes place in a circular pattern in the same sequence as the story – turning a corner at each edge of the paper. Around each corner, they find a sign of their chosen season. In this way, developing writers are become more creative.

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 #: AY01D7…… $4.50
Title: Just Write: All Year Long – Grade 1 (Unit 7: Weeks 22 – 25)
Author: Kathryn Robinson
Pages: 85
Format: Digital Download
ISBN: 978-1931970174
Common Core Standards: W.1.3, W.1.5, W.1.6

Additional information

Common Core Standards Covered:

W.1.3, W.1.5, W.1.6




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