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Writing Through the Year Unit 1 {Aligned with Common Core}

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Writer's Workshop is a wonderful way to incorporate all of the ELA standards while introducing your students to the love of writing. This best practice unit was created by two kindergarten teachers with over 20 years of classroom experience. Classroom tested and student approved.

This is the first unit in a series of monthly units that will walk you through the first month of writer's workshop.

Included:

Writer's Workshop Framework Guide
Management ideas
Monthly overview
Mentor Text Lists
Detailed daily writer's workshop lessons
Anchor charts
Scoring Rubrics
and additional forms

These lessons will fit perfectly in your kindergarten classroom or for those 1st grade students who are new to writer's workshop.
Thanks so much! Deanna Jump and Deedee Wills

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On  April 7, 2014,  Lori D. asked:
Hi there. I'm new to Writer's Workshop. Is this the day-by-day mini lesson guide by Lucy Calkins? Thanks for your help!
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On  April 7, 2014Deanna Jump answered:
These units provide day by day mini lessons, anchor charts and rubrics. However, they are not by Lucy Calkins. They were written by Deedee Wills and myself. Thanks!
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On  February 10, 2014,  Carrie R. asked:
If I have not used your units and would like to start-due to the time of year where do you suggest I start? Would I have to begin with unit 1? Do you recommend books/literature to use when teaching each lesson?
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On  January 20, 2014,  Buyer asked:
Where do you get your graphics from?
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On  January 21, 2014Deanna Jump answered:
Right here on TPT. :)
On  January 16, 2014KeriLynn  (TpT Seller) asked:
Hi! The preview doesn't show if there is student work (writing paper, differentiated material...). Does it contain work and if so is there a way to see it before purchasing? I have bought a few things lately that have not been what I thought.
Thanks!
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On  January 16, 2014Deanna Jump answered:
These units include mini lessons for each day, anchor charts, writing paper templates for the students to use, a rubric, and more! It has over 4,000 4.0 feedback ratings. Reviewing some of them may help you decide if this is what you are looking for. Thanks!
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On  January 7, 2014,  Marta L. asked:
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Do you have a unit on opinion writing?
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On  January 16, 2014Deanna Jump answered:
Unit 7 has a section on opinion writing. Thanks! http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Writing-Through-the-Year-Unit-7-Fiction-Writing-Aligned-with-Common-Core-672851
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On  December 1, 2013,  Jeni C. asked:
Deanna,
I love your products and purchased quite a few already! I see that this product says purchase the bundle here but there is nothing to click on. I would love to purchase all units in a bundle if that is an option. Can you let me know if it is available as a bundle?
Thanks!
Jeni
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On  December 2, 2013Deanna Jump answered:
Hi Jeni, Here's the link! Thanks so much.
www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Writing-Through-the-Year-Bundle-Complete-Set-1-8-Aligned-with-Common-Core-727254
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On  November 16, 2013,  Rachel K. asked:
Hello.

I teach writing throughout the school, so each class meets for only about 30 minutes, once a week. Would your lessons fit into those blocks, or do you think they would end up too chopped up and spread out for my current situation?

Thanks.
~Rachel
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On  November 28, 2013Deanna Jump answered:
Hi Rachel, I think it would be difficult to get through more than a few of the units during the school year unless the homeroom teachers taught writing during the rest of the week. thanks!
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I teach in ShenZhen, China and many of my parents do not speak or read English. Would it be possible to provide a blank copy with the frame work for your parent letter so I could translate it into Chinese for the parents?
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On  October 14, 2013,  Carrie R. asked:
I see this product is similar to Lucy Caulkins-does it cover all the kindergarten Common core requirements for writing (narrative, informational, opinion)? Our Admin. purchased Lucy for us but I like the layout of yours better. If I follow yours will I cover the topics above in a similar way as Lucy?
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On  October 17, 2013Deanna Jump answered:
Yes it covers all of the requirements for writing. Thanks so much!
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On  October 6, 2013,  Michele C. asked:
I already gave feedback a while ago, but it won't let me give you more. Just wanted to say thanks for a great product. Last year was my first year back in K after many years staying home to raise my family, and my teaching of writing was a big FAIL! I've been using this, and at the beginning of October - my kiddos are writing! Some in sentences! And, they cheered the other day when I told them it was time for Writer's Workshop! Who knew writing could be so fun?! Thank you so much!!
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On  October 7, 2013Deanna Jump answered:
Yay! Thank you so much for coming back to give me more feedback. I really appreciate it. I'm so glad that your littles are writing so well! Deedee Wills is so good at writing the mini-lessons for these units. She does the hard work and I just add the anchor charts and visuals so the kuddos all belong to her! Thanks :)
On  September 17, 2013Rachel Gooch (TpT Seller) asked:
I recently bought this and I am trying to start implementing it. I am first year teacher, so could you please explain what a portable word wall is?
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On  September 18, 2013Deanna Jump answered:
A portable word wall would be an individual word wall that each child has in their Writing folder. As we are conferring with students if we notice that they use a particular word a lot in their writing (such as cousin, for example) we show them how to spell it correctly and record it on their portable word wall. Hope that makes helps! :)
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Thank you- so helpful! I plan to use this with my first graders. With past first graders, I've ended up giving them a cut-off time for drawing, so they won't just draw the whole time and never write. In past years, even when I did this they'd sneak-draw. Some just don't want to write! Is the picture prewrite necessary? Should I bite my tongue and see what happens?
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On  September 14, 2013,  Minerva L. asked:
Could I possibly purchase an editable version? I would like to use it for my Spanish students....
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On  September 15, 2013Deanna Jump answered:
So sorry! I don't have this available in an editable format at this time. Thanks!
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On  September 10, 2013,  Buyer asked:
Do you have a list of the 1st grade writing standards that would be covered with your writing units?
I love what I see!
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On  September 11, 2013Deanna Jump answered:
I don't have that typed out for first grade. However, MANY of the standards overlap. Here's a breakdown of the standards that are covered in each unit and you can see how many overlap. Thanks! https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B7d_btlrtkXpQXk0cGRXb2FPdDA/edit
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On  September 8, 2013,  Minerva L. asked:
Could I purchase this in an editable format so that I could possibly change into Spanish? I absolutely love it but need it in Spanish:(
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On  September 9, 2013Deanna Jump answered:
So sorry! Because of the terms of use of our graphics we aren't able to provide editable copies.
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On  August 22, 2013,  Heather C. asked:
Can these lessons be used in nyc public schools?
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On  August 22, 2013Deanna Jump answered:
I would assume so. I don't know why they couldn't be.
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On  August 22, 2013,  Heather C. asked:
How many lessons are included?
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On  August 22, 2013Deanna Jump answered:
These lessons are for a month of instruction. Thanks!
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On  August 20, 2013,  Buyer asked:
I bought both this unit and the one on personal narratives. I was able to download the personal narratives unit, but not this one. Any tips?
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On  August 21, 2013Deanna Jump answered:
What problem are you having?
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On  August 20, 2013,  Stephanie M. asked:
So sorry to ask this question twice but I really need to know....are these units aligned with the new Lucky Culkins writing books??
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On  August 21, 2013Deanna Jump answered:
No. These were written before her new books came out.
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On  August 19, 2013,  Melissa P. asked:
I bought this thinking it was a first grade unit. It says Kindergarten. Can I use it?
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On  August 19, 2013Deanna Jump answered:
It is perfect for first grade. Most of tne writing standards for K & 1 overlap.
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On  August 19, 2013,  Tracey M. asked:
Hi, Is this for first graders?
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On  August 19, 2013Deanna Jump answered:
It works perfectly for k & 1. The writing standards overlap for both grades.
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On  August 18, 2013,  Stephanie M. asked:
Hi!! Are these units aligned with the Lucy calkins at all??
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On  August 20, 2013Deanna Jump answered:
No. Sorry! We didn't use LC to create our units. That would be copyright infringement since we are providing the same type of resource. You can read the feedback and product descriptions if you are curious as to whether or not it is what you are looking for. Thanks!
On  August 13, 2013Happy Teaching Sisters: A Firs (TpT Seller) asked:
Is this differentiated at all? I have learners on various levels and would love to see a sample of it! Thanks
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On  August 16, 2013Deanna Jump answered:
Yes. You will have writers at all ability levels. Here is an article that will help you understand how Writer's Workship is differentiated. http://www.edutopia.org/blog/writing-workshop-differentiated-instruction-formative-assessment
Thanks!
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On  August 12, 2013,  Buyer asked:
Hi Deanna,
Is this for emergent writers? Would this be an appropriate starting point?
thanks
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On  August 12, 2013Deanna Jump answered:
Yes! it is perfect for emergent writers. Thanks so much!
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On  August 3, 2013,  Vivian K. asked:
I've bought your units and they are great. Do you sell the anchor charts or the graphics for them?
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On  August 3, 2013Deanna Jump answered:
The anchor charts are included in the units. :)
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On  July 23, 2013,  Buyer asked:
Are you planning to add a poetry unit? I saw it listed on Mrs.Wills website that paced out the units for the year.
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On  August 12, 2013Deanna Jump answered:
I'm not sure! We've talked about it but we haven't decided yet. :)
thanks so much!
On  July 22, 2013Jessica Jaramillo (TpT Seller) asked:
Hi! Were you able to create a binder cover sheet for all the writing units? Its my missing piece.
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On  July 13, 2013,  Lindsay T. asked:
I just bought Unit 1 and I am going to try Writers Workshop with my k students this year. Do you use folders or journals for the writings? If you use folders, would it be possible to use journals? My school limits my copies and paper.
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On  July 13, 2013Deanna Jump answered:
I use folders but that is just a personal preference. Journals will work too! :)
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On  July 12, 2013,  Jenifer F. asked:
Great!! Should I start at the beginning or go on to Unit 2? I just learned about Writer's Workshop. So, I'm new too.... :-)
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On  July 13, 2013Deanna Jump answered:
The units build on each other so I would suggest starting at unit 1. Thanks so much!
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On  July 12, 2013,  Jenifer F. asked:
Hi there! I have a question - I teach 2nd grade. Would all the units be appropriate for 2nd grade? Many of my students will come to me with little writing practice. Thanks so much!
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On  July 12, 2013Deanna Jump answered:
Hi There, This would be the perfect series for students who have limited writers workshop background. Thanks so much!
On  July 1, 2013Jessica Jaramillo (TpT Seller) asked:
Hi I purchased all of your writing units and I am putting them together in a binder for easier access. Can you create a cover sheet for my binder similar to the covers of your writing units please. Thank you!
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On  July 3, 2013Deanna Jump answered:
Yes! That would make a great freebie. I will try to get it done this evening. :)
On  June 17, 2013Ms Marcies Monkey Business (TpT Seller) asked:
Hi Deanna - Is there a sample set to view? I'd like to take a closer look at what is in the packet before purchasing and the thumbnail too small to get an idea of what the work looks like.
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On  June 10, 2013,  Buyer asked:
Are the units organized by grade? If I'm teaching 2nd grade, should I begin with unit 2?
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On  June 13, 2013Deanna Jump answered:
The units are appropriate for grades k-2. It is a year long writing program and each unit builds on the one before it and there are 8 units total. They are all available separately and we have them bundled to save you money. Here's the link: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Writing-Through-the-Year-Bundle-Complete-Set-1-8-Aligned-with-Common-Core-727254
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On  June 4, 2013,  Buyer asked:
Do you start this week one with kinders?
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On  June 6, 2013Deanna Jump answered:
Yes! We try to start the very first day of kindergarten. :)
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On  June 3, 2013,  Sarah N. asked:
I teach Pre-K and do Writer's Workshop with my students. Do you think this unit would work for Pre-K? Thank you for your help! :)
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On  June 6, 2013Deanna Jump answered:
this would be great for PreK, but you may not run a full writer's workshop (where all of the students are writing at the same time). You could set up a free choice writing or book making center for them. However, if you show enthusiasm for writing, they will want to write during this time. Deedee's pre-school is using the program and since the focus is on making meaning, this can easily be done through illustrations.
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On  June 2, 2013,  Dzinya A. asked:
Are your products good for parents trying to help their children at home? I have a struggling learner who hates to write. He is finishing the second grade, has an Iep but is not getting any assistance with the writing process. Should I start with unit two of writing through the years? He has difficulties with brainstorming and organization.
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On  June 6, 2013Deanna Jump answered:
Middlechild 72: Often time students struggle because they are afraid to attempt anything. This program celebrates the writer where they are and helps them reach the next step.
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On  May 30, 2013,  Buyer asked:
I am ready to purchase the first four units in a bundle. Will you be bundling the last units too?
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On  May 30, 2013Deanna Jump answered:
Yes! as soon as we finish Unit 8 we will bundle them and post them. Thanks a bunch!
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On  May 26, 2013,  Pamela E. asked:
Greetings Deanna,

Do you have one spot where I could purchase everything all together for kinder? Also I've already purchased your calendar; do you know when you will be updating it for next year? YOU are truly amazing!!! ;), Pam
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On  June 1, 2013Deanna Jump answered:
Hey Pam, I wish they would come out with a BUY MY STORE button. That would be great! At this time they don't have that available. Sorry! The calendar has been updated though! :) Thanks so much for the compliment. I appreciate it.
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On  May 25, 2013,  Sarah N. asked:
I teach Pre-K and do Writer's Workshop with my students. Do you think this unit would work for Pre-K? Thank you for your help! :)
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On  May 22, 2013,  Buyer asked:
Are these writing units aligned to the GA Common Core 1st grade standards or Kindergarten standards?
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On  May 23, 2013Deanna Jump answered:
A lot of the standards overlap so the unit fits in nicely for both grade levels. Thanks so much!
On  May 11, 2013Jessica Evans (TpT Seller) asked:
Are these units designed for a specific grade because of standards or as a means to introduce formal writing? I am very interested in purchasing but can't convince myself to buy yet because I don't know how well matched the unit(s) will be for incoming first graders.
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On  May 12, 2013Deanna Jump answered:
The units are a perfect match for first graders. I used them with my first graders this year.
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On  May 2, 2013,  Buyer asked:
I have had problems downloading Unit 1: some of the words, and sometimes whole sentences, just don´t appear.
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On  May 4, 2013Deanna Jump answered:
Hi Sylvia, You just need to update your PDF program. Also, if you are using a Mac you need to make sure you are viewing it in Reader rather than Preview. Thanks!
On  March 28, 2013Alicia Cammilleri (TpT Seller) asked:
Hi there,

Im wondering if you would compile your writing unit anchor charts only and sell them seperately? I have a writing program but I do like your anchor charts and wouldnt need to purchase all the units. Think about it and let me know... Thanks!
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On  March 29, 2013Deanna Jump answered:
Let me check with Deedee and get back to you.
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On  March 7, 2013,  Buyer asked:
I'm a former classroom teacher now homeschooling my kindergartener. I haven't started writers workshop with her yet but she has been writing and drawing pictures in more of a reader response way. I really don't need a rubric, anchor charts, or management materials for a writing notebook. Would you suggest starting With unit 2? Thanks
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On  March 10, 2013Deanna Jump answered:
Unit 2 would be a great starting point. :)
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On  March 4, 2013,  Mariann B. asked:
I purchased unit 1 and would love to purchase units 2-5. I see that you have units 1-4 bundled but I already have unit 1. Is there any way that I could bundle units 2-5?
Thanks!
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On  March 5, 2013Deanna Jump answered:
Hi There, There isn't a way for me to do a special request type item on here. So sorry!
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On  February 27, 2013,  Stacy N. asked:
My school is looking at purchasing licences for all of the units. Do you know when units 6-9 will be out? Thanks.
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On  March 1, 2013Deanna Jump answered:
I'm working on unit 6 now. Hopefully it will be finished next week. Thanks!
On  February 19, 2013Amy Dearborn (TpT Seller) asked:
On page 68 of your "Writing Through the Year - Unit 4," it has #3 on it, and it needs to be #4.
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On  February 17, 2013,  Buyer asked:
Hi Deanna
I am loving your units! I have 1-5 and am wondering if that is it or do you and Dee Dee plan to do more?
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On  February 17, 2013Deanna Jump answered:
We have 3 more coming. :)
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On  February 17, 2013,  Buyer asked:
can I have a sample/preview? please
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On  February 10, 2013,  Donna Rae J. asked:
I purchased the common core first grade I can statements but there are only black lines and pictures. I can't view the I can statements. Any suggestions?
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On  February 11, 2013Deanna Jump answered:
This is an easy fix. You just need to update your pdf program. :)
If you are on a Mac make sure you are viewing the files in READER rather than PREVIEW. :)
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Writing Through the Year Unit 1 {Aligned with Common Core}
Writing Through the Year Unit 1 {Aligned with Common Core}
Writing Through the Year Unit 1 {Aligned with Common Core}
Writing Through the Year Unit 1 {Aligned with Common Core}