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Beginning of the Year Writing

Susan Jones
Grade Levels
K - 1st
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  1. This first grade writer's workshop bundle is where you can find ALL the first grade writing units you will need for the entire year (and then some)!If you are a new teacher or a teacher looking to revamp their writing block, this is the unit for you! You will receive all the lessons you need for a y
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Beginning of the year writing activities for kindergarten and first grade!

Do your students have trouble knowing where to start when it comes to writer's workshop?

Many of my first graders have great ideas but struggle to put their thoughts on paper. I created this writing unit to help my students reach their inner author and start writing!

Included in this pack:

Sentence Completions - 14 different sentence starters for students to trace, complete, and illustrate. I included narrative, informative, and opinion completions.

Descriptions - 8 different illustrations with a word bank. Students will describe what is happening in the picture and color it in. If needed, students may use the word bank to help them begin writing.

Our First Paragraphs - 1 teacher example and 3 different prompts for students to complete. I use these in small groups to help my students plan out and write their first paragraphs. Drawing sheet, brainstorming sheet, graphic organizers, and writing paper included for all 3 prompts.

Mini-books: 5 different mini-books for students to complete in either small groups or at a writing center. The sentence structure is simple for students to follow and illustrate.

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Susan Jones

Total Pages
57 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
With guidance and support from adults, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions from peers, and add details to strengthen writing as needed.
With guidance and support from adults, respond to questions and suggestions from peers and add details to strengthen writing as needed.


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