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First Grade Writing Curriculum: Poetry

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Do you struggle with teaching your students how to write? Do you feel like you need more confidence and guidance in teaching writing? This First Grade Writing Curriculum has EVERYTHING you need to be successful with teaching writing!

What Units are Included in the Bundle?

  • Unit 1: Personal Narrative: Small Moments
  • Unit 2: Non-Realistic Fiction: Showing Not Telling
  • Unit 3: Writing to Teach & Inform: Engaging Teaching Texts
  • Unit 4: Poetry: Exploring Poetry
  • Unit 5: Realistic-Fiction: Developing Characters (coming soon)
  • Unit 6: Opinion & persuasive Writing: Writing Reviews (coming soon)
  • Unit 7: Non-Fiction Chapter Books: Organization Information (coming soon)

Unit 4 Scope:

Lesson 1 Research: Introduction to poetry

Lesson 2 Planning: Exploring adjectives

Lesson 3 Planning: Finding words for my riddle

Lesson 4 Writing my riddle poem

Lesson 5 Revising: Refining my riddle

Lesson 6 Planning: Finding words for my sensory poem

Lesson 7 Writing my sensory poem

Lesson 8 Revising: Refining my sensory poem

Lesson 9 Planning: Finding words for list poem

Lesson 10 Writing my list poem

Lesson 11 Revising: Refining my list poem

Lesson 12 Planning: Finding words for my acrostic poem

Lesson 13 Writing my acrostic poem

Lesson 14 Revising: Refining my acrostic poem

Lesson 15 Planning: Finding words for my poem (open-ended)

Lesson 16 Writing my poem (open-ended)

Lesson 17 Revising: Refining my poem (open-ended)

Lesson 18 Proofreading my best poem

Lesson 19 Getting & giving feedback

Lesson 20 Using feedback to edit my poem

Lesson 21 Publishing my poem

Lesson 22 End of unit celebration

How are the Units Designed?

Part 1: Pre-Unit On Demand

This quick writing task provides an an opportunity to assess prior knowledge. Use this writing sample to guide your teaching throughout the unit and measure growth.

Part 2: Lessons

Each lesson is broken up into 6 easy-to-follow parts.

  • Focus- The skill, strategy, or idea students will be focusing on this lesson.
  • Warm Up- A quick activity that has students review and practice previous skills.
  • Mini Lesson- Teach, model, and discuss the new skill in today’s lesson.
  • Practice-The hands-on portion of the lesson where students apply what they have learned in the mini lesson to their own writing. During this time you will conference individually with students.
  • Mid-Practice Teaching Point-A quick reminder and chance to highlight the great work students are doing.
  • Share- Lesson wrap up where students analyze, reflect on, and share their work.

Part 3: Final Writing Piece

The unit final writing piece is a published piece of writing that highlights everything the student learned in this unit.

Part 4: Post-Unit On Demand

This quick writing task provides an opportunity to assess progress and measure growth.

What Does a Lesson Look Like?

Depending on the time you have available for writing, I have suggested schedules for the following time blocks:

  • 60 Minute Time Block
  • 45 Minute Time Block
  • 30 Minute Time Block

The Writing Process:

  • Research- Learn about a style of writing or topic.Read and look at great books to get ideas
  • Planning: Decide on a topic and plan out your ideas.
  • Writing: Use your plan to help you write your story.
  • Revising: Improve your writing by adding details.
  • Proofreading: Check your work. Use your resources to help you.
  • Feedback: Ask others to read your story and give you ideas of how to improve it!
  • Editing: Use the feedback you got from others to help make your story even better!
  • Publishing: Make a neat copy of your book that is ready to share with the world!

Also included in the Curriculum:

  • Tips for Getting Started (Classroom and Material Organization and Procedures)
  • Developmental Writing Stages
  • Unit Text (Mentor Text) Guides
  • Conferencing Guides
  • Conferencing Planner
  • Conferencing Tracker
  • Assessment Guide
  • Rubrics and Rubric Guide
  • Multiple Writing Templates
  • Publishing Party Guide
  • Publishing Party Supplies
  • Unit Posters
  • The Writing Process Chart
  • Writing Checklists
  • Peer Editing Checklist
  • Young Author Award
  • Writing Folder Covers
  • Genre Based Posters
  • Genre Based Templates
  1. Writer's Checklist (2 posters)
  2. I Can Write About...
  3. Adjective Posters
  • Black and White Version Included
  • Bonus Templates

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
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).
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.
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.
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.


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