This is a full writing curriculum for 1st grade or Level 1 writers. It includes Narrative, Opinion and Informational. Each unit included has step by step lesson plans that even a substitute could follow. They include differentiated activities, graphic organizers, templates, various rubrics, and more.
This is a step by step narrative writing unit that has everything in it for you to teach narrative writing for up to 8 weeks or more. It can be used with Personal Narrative or Fictional Narrative. It has step by step lesson plans (even a substitute could teach it) and differentiated graphic organizers that are helpful for new and experienced writers. There are lots of opportunities for students to practice and build on their skills. This is perfect for your 1st grade classroom.
It will help new writers gather ideas on how to write narratives and will take them through the entire process. There are full color story starter cards, story starter prompts, and several other foundations for the Narrative Writing Process. This process aligns with Common Core Standards, Writer's Workshop concept and 6 traits writing.
This is a STEP BY STEP process that has worked in numerous classrooms across the globe and is very effective. It is all common core aligned. Your students will learn to expand their reasons in their Opinion Writing.
This unit will help students start at the beginning of the writing process and will take them to the next level. Various differentiated graphic organizers and story maps are included. They will end the unit with an experience in expanding their reasons with adding important details. You will be able to take your student from writing just a few sentences to writing 8 or more. This will transform into an Opinion Writing Piece that will prepare the student for a writing benchmark.
This concept of “Inferences” can be slow to start, but when the students get it, a huge light bulb goes off and a big smile spreads across their face. This is the perfect step into Informational Writing. It teaches the skills of taking what they know and combining it with new information to make a new thought. It is a rewarding concept to teach and can be taught in all grades. Making Inferences is a skill that must be taught and is used a lot all through schooling.
When the students learn how to do it at a young age, it will make their research projects easier for the future.
In these lessons students take the information they already know on a topic, read an article or informative story about the topic (not included) and combine the two like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and they get a new sentences. Their sentences can be combined to make a new informative paragraph all written by them! These lessons really help the get started on informative writing.
This is not a one time activity, but one that will be used all year.
Example Student Inference:
Fact I Knew: Geese have wings.
New Fact I read: Geese have a wing span of 5 feet.
Inference Sentence: Geese have wings and their wing span can get up to 5 feet.
This curriculum includes
+ Step by Step Narrative lesson plans for 12 + days, plus extension activities to extend for 6-8 weeks
+ Differentiated Narrative story maps for newer and more advanced writers
+ Differentiated Narrative graphic organizers
+ Full color picture story starter cards
+ Story Starter cards with only words
+ Adjective mini lessons
+ Anchor chart examples
+ Narrative Story maps
+ Answer keys
+ Sample 1st grade writing
+ Sample story maps
+ Writing Prompts
+ ESL Story Maps
+ 87 Pages for the Opinion Unit
+ 8 Weeks of Detailed Step by Step Opinion Writing Lesson Plans - Even a Substitute could follow these plans
+ Teacher Tips
+ All pages have Print Friendly Options
+ Full Color Files
+ Fact and Opinion Activities
+ How to write simple opinions
+ How to go from simple to more detailed opinions
+ Book and Character Opinion Writing with Comparisons
+ Opinion Writing Templates
+ Differentiated Opinion Graphic Organizers
+ Opinion Writing Prompts
+ Differentiation on opinion lessons and story maps
+ Step by Step Informational Writing lesson plans
+ 4 Different Leveled Inference Forms for differentiation for Informational Writing
+ 2 Extension Inference Activities (Lesson Plans included)
+ Sample Informational Writing
+ Editing Sheets
+ And More!
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