First Grade Informational Writing Unit | First Grade Writing Unit 6

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Get your students excited about making informational (nonfiction) books! This first grade informational writing includes everything you need: writing lessons, writing rubrics, printable writing paper, posters and visuals, graphic organizers for planning, and more.

This 4-week unit teaches students students how to write nonfiction books about familiar topics. Then, you will lead a simple class research project to show students how writers use nonfiction books to get ideas for their own writing.

This unit is designed to be taught toward the middle or end of the year.

In this first grade writing unit, students will learn how to:

- Plan and write nonfiction books with true information

- Include specific vocabulary words in their informational writing

- Organize the information in their books using a table of contents, headings, and page numbers

- Create detailed drawings that teach the readers of their books

- Write strong introductions and conclusions

- Use transition words in their writing

- Do very simple research to find more information for their books

- Revise and edit their work independently and with a partner

This informational writing unit includes:

- 22 detailed writing lessons (minilessons) that will last a little over 4 weeks

- Daily language arts/grammar exercises that complement the writing lessons

- Clear unit goals, daily objectives, and Common Core alignment

- Posters, visual aids, a writing stages display, and other materials to go with the writing lessons (all color materials also have black and white versions included)

- Ideas for technology integration

- Printable writing paper

- FAQs and important information to help you set up the writing workshop

- Rubrics, anecdotal note forms, and other materials to help you get organized

- An informational writing rubric that you can use throughout the year

- 114 pages of materials and resources

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
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.
Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of “how-to” books on a given topic and use them to write a sequence of instructions).
Use common, proper, and possessive nouns.
Use frequently occurring adjectives.


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