First Grade Writing Curriculum Narrative Writing Opinion Writing Informational

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I am not given a writing curriculum at my school, so this is WONDERFUL!! My students have already learned so much and we just started using it, great resource!
I really liked how everything was laid out. No prep from me because even instructional videos were included!

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    This 1st grade Writing Bundle is perfect for your 1st grade classroom because it is all inclusive, Step-by-Step, differentiated, and very little prep. It will save you hundreds of hours of prep time with the way it is laid out and it fits all the writing standards. We have included Narrative Writing, Opinion Writing and Informational or Non-Fiction writing. The units follow the Writer's Workshop type model but could easily be done without following that style of teaching.


    This curriculum was designed by teachers for teachers. It helps you to take your students from barely writing to writing 4-8 sentences. How? This curriculum is interactive, fun, and differentiated. The process is simple and will get your students excited about writing and will be an instant buy-in, and no matter their level, and they will feel successful. We also teach you how to use Writer's Workshop and the lessons can be used in whole group or in small groups plus there are ideas and activities for a writing center. It is all you need for your writing time this next year.


    Included are differentiated activities, graphic organizers, templates, various rubrics, and more. The units grow with your learners.


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    This Writing Curriculum Includes


    • Narrative Unit comes in Digital Format and Printable
    • Step by Step Narrative lesson plans to last for 8 or more weeks
    • Differentiated Narrative story maps for newer and more advanced writers
    • Differentiated Narrative graphic organizers
    • Full-color picture story starter cards
    • Story Starter cards with only words
    • Several Adjective mini lessons
    • 12 Narrative Teaching Videos
    • 60 Page Narrative Digital Interactive Notebook that follows the Videos
    • Rubrics
    • How to do Writer's Workshop
    • Editing mini lessons
    • Writing Prompts
    • ESL Story Maps, Editing Material, and Posters

    Opinion Unit

    • Over 8 Weeks of Detailed Step by Step Opinion Writing Lesson Plans - Even a Substitute could follow these plans
    • Fact and Opinion Interactive Activities
    • How to go from simple to more detailed opinion writing
    • Book and Character Opinion Writing with Comparisons
    • Fact-Based Opinion Writing Activities
    • Opinion Writing Templates
    • Differentiated Opinion Graphic Organizers
    • Opinion Writing Prompts
    • Differentiation for opinion lessons, story maps and small group lesson


    • Step by Step Informational Writing lesson plans
    • Digital and Printable Informational Unit
    • 4 Different Leveled Inference Forms for differentiation for Informational Writing
    • 7 Informational Reading Articles (Close Reading Articles)
    • Informational Story Maps
    • How to Write Introduction and Conclusion Sentence Lessons (Video explanation included as well)
    • Fact and Opinion Activities
    • And More!

    Bonuses Included!

    • Journal Writing Mini Unit
    • Writer's Workshop E-Book
    • Fractured Fairy Tale Writing Unit
    • Reader's Theater
    • Additional Story Starter Prompts

    Narrative Unit

    It will help new writers gather ideas on how to write narratives and will take them through the entire process. There are full color story starter cards, story starter prompts, and several other foundations for the Narrative Writing Process. Students will come through with a great understanding of how to write a story.

    Opinion Unit

    In this unit students will use various differentiated graphic organizers and story maps are included. Students will also get to write a fact-based opinion writing paper and there are small group and whole group lessons are included. They will end the unit being able to expand their reasons by adding important details into their Opinion Writing.

    Informational Writing

    In these lessons, students will practice taking the information they already know and combining it with new information and using that to write and informational paragraph or two! They will be amazed at what they are able to do. The lessons set them up perfectly for the informational writing process.

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    "My remote learning firsties are writing sentences and stories! They KNOW adjectives and adverbs. The UNDERSTAND character, setting, problems, solutions and added details! I LOVE this unit. I've stretched it out and we are having SO MUCH FUN with the repetitive story map and ability to add adjectives and write stories. HONESTLY - it's an excellent writer's workshop format. I will purchase other products from her. I didn't use the video lessons like I thought - but used all the material. I WILL use her video lessons a bit more when in person. Well done." - (1st grade Resource Teacher)

    "This is my favorite!!!! Each unit is perfectly thought out with warm up questions, activities, lessons, reviews, assessments. Plenty of visuals to print and put on the wall. Fun ways to teach and explore their learning. Seriously awesome!" (1st grade Teacher)

    "My writing curriculum had from the school was lacking so much. This is helping me teach writing to my students and I know by the end of the year they will be have made so much progress." (1st Grade Teacher)

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    Total Pages
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    Teaching Duration
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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure.
    Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
    Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, 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.
    With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.


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