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Common Core Mini Lessons and More: Writing {Getting Started Unit}

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1st Grade Common Core Standards:
1.W.5- 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.
1.SL.3- Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to gather additional information or clarify something that is not understood.
1.SL.4- Describe people, places, things, and events with relevant details, expressing ideas and feelings clearly.
1.SL.5- Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.
1.SL.6- Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation.
1.L.1a- Print upper- and lowercase letters.
1.L.1j- Produce complete simple and compound declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory sentences in response to prompts.
1.L.2b- Use end punctuation for sentences.
1.L.2d- Use conventional spelling for words with common spelling patterns and for frequently occurring irregular words.
1.L.2e- Spell untaught words phonetically, drawing on phonemic awareness and spelling conventions.

Jump into Writer’s Workshop with these writing mini lessons! This is the perfect step-by-step start up guide for back to school! These detailed, daily lessons will take you through the first month of school. Each lesson is scripted. This first writing unit (in a series of four) focuses on establishing routines and the management of writing workshop to help make writing time stress free for both you and your students all year long! These lessons were designed for first grade, but can also be used in a Kindergarten classroom once students are ready to express written thoughts in complete sentences.

16 Scripted Mini Lessons
- What is Writing Time?
- Adding Details
- Stretching Words
- Using a Word Wall
- Using an Alphabet Chart
- What Writing Time Looks/Sounds Like
- Sharing Writing
- When I’m Done
- Extending Writing Across Several Days
- Using Known Words to Spell New Words
- Using Complete Sentences
- Long Words vs. Short Words
- Using Spaces
- Using End Marks
- Using Capital Letters
- Using an Editing Checklist
Posters/Anchor Chart Pieces
Alphabet and Sound Charts
Editing Checklist
Common Core Standards Correlation
Unit Objectives
Conferencing Tips
Writing Journals (17 journal cover choices)
List of Mentor Texts

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