Not sure how to tackle the expectations of 1st grade common core writing? This file breaks down each element (mechanics, narrative, informational, and opinion) by quarter. The expectations build throughout the year in order to cover all the expectations by the end of the year. Included in this file are planning charts for each element each quarter, rubrics for scoring student work, recording sheets to track progress, as well as parent letters explaining the new expectations each quarter. This will help you focus your instruction and open the lines of communication with students and parents.