This product contains 3 fall-themed, editable writing projects. The projects come in three different themes: leaves (general for any fall writing project), pumpkins, and apples. Each project comes with 13 writing/drawing pages and 5 additional drawing pages. They come with editable fields for you to add your own story or fall facts. Even the page numbers can be edited!
These writing books can be used in several ways. One way would be to use them to record the final draft of student writing projects. They could also be used to write group reports. In my own classroom, we write group reports, covering both language arts and science standards. We read three books and take notes. Then, we transfer our notes to the computer and print our report. I laminate it, read it to the class, and students take turns bringing it home. Therefore, I have also included a page for parents that lists the language arts Common Core Standards* covered. You can either include this page with your project, or type the standards you have covered in the editable “Notes” section of the book.
This product could be used to cover various science standards, as well as the following Common Core Standards* for kindergarten, first grade, and second grade language arts (depending on how you use the product):
This activity addresses the following Common Core
Standards* for Language Arts:
Reading: Informational Text
RI.K.1, RI.1.1, and RI.2.1: Ask and answer questions about
details in a text.
RI.K.2, RI.1.2, and RI.2.2: Identify the main topic and retell details.
RI.K.6, RI.1.6, and RI.2.6: Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.
RI.K.7, RI.1.7, and RI.2.7: Describe the relationship between illustrations and the text.
RI.K.8, RI.1.8, and RI.2.8: Identify/Describe the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.
RI.K.9, RI.1.9, and RI.2.9: Identify (compare/contrast) basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic.
RI.K.10, RI.1.10, and RI.2.10: Engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding. (For second grade, read and comprehend grade appropriate informational texts.)
W.K.2, W.1.2, and W.2.2: Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.
W.K.6, W.1.6, and W.2.6: Explore a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.
W.K.7, W.1.7, and W.2.7: Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of books by a favorite author and express opinions about them).
*Common Core Standards © Copyright 2010. National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.