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Common Core Informative/Explanatory Writing- 1st Grade How-To Unit

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Based on my first grade classroom, this is the first unit of procedural writing called "How-To Books." This unit includes:

-4 weeks of mini-lessons focused on procedural writing and revising adapted from Lucy Calkins
-Goals for the unit aligned with the Common Core Standards Writing: Listening/Speaking, Research to Build and Present Knowledge, Conventions of Standard English, and Production and Distribution of Writing
-13 teacher created sample charts and tools to use with your students to help them become independent during your Writer's Workshop
-19 pictures of my students' writing samples

I'm a very visual learner and I always find it helpful to see student samples or exemplar charts. I hope my student samples are helpful and you're able to use some as anchor papers as you begin to launch your how-to unit =) This product does not contain any usable materials for students to complete- it is a month long calendar to help teachers guide their writer's workshop instruction.
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Teaching Duration
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Just purchased your unit and was hoping that I could get a copy of the blank planning pages. Thanks!

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On  April 12, 2014Courtney Morofuji answered:
Sure! Sorry it took me so long to reply, I was out of town...so can I have your email address to send you the How-to paper? Thanks!!
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I would have liked to have the blank planning pages to copy for students. Otherwise great!
On  March 30, 2014Courtney Morofuji answered:
HI Joan! I can email you a PDF copy if you provide your email below =) Thanks for your purchase!!!
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This is a great guide, thanks
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The anchor charts and student samples make this product so worth it!
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Yeah!! Let me know if you need any additional resources!! I'm currently working on persuasive and informational writing! I'll keep you posted =)
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I like how there were pictures of the teacher created charts.
On  January 24, 2013Courtney Morofuji answered:
Thank you for your purchase!! I'm so glad you found my charts helpful! I always think as teachers we enjoy anything visual, so I include all the charts I use with my students!! Thanks again for your purchase and comment =)
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I just bought the 1st grade How to Unit and I cant wait to get started with the kids! The pictures are great for visual learners like myself. Thanks!
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Common Core Informative/Explanatory Writing- 1st Grade How
Common Core Informative/Explanatory Writing- 1st Grade How
Common Core Informative/Explanatory Writing- 1st Grade How
Common Core Informative/Explanatory Writing- 1st Grade How