First Grade Writing Workshop Curriculum Bundle

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  1. This writing and reading bundle for first grade gives you lesson plans and printable materials to help you implement the "workshop" approach! The workshop model is extremely motivating for kids because it allows for student choice. Your students will not only grow as readers and writers (and illustr
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This yearlong bundle of narrative, opinion, and informational writing lessons for first grade makes it easy to plan your writing instruction! Also included in this first grade writing bundle are posters, visuals, assessments, language arts/grammar practice, and writing rubrics that will save you time.


Teaching first graders how to write well is a big challenge. Kids often start the year all over the map, and some are mostly still drawing.

You want your students to become stronger writers AND enjoy writing, but maybe you're not sure where to start.

Or maybe you DO know where to start, but planning engaging, developmentally-appropriate lessons is taking up a ton of your time!

Maybe you have a writing program at your school, but it's too difficult for your students....or not engaging enough...or it just takes forever to read through.

I can relate to this - and that's why I ended up creating my own writing lessons for my first grade students. I wanted to challenge them, but also make writing fun and appropriate for their levels!

Today, over 4,000 teachers have used these first grade writing lessons with their students. They use them either as a standalone curriculum or to supplement their schools' existing writing program.

This first grade writing curriculum will help you:

- Get your students producing lots of writing!

- Establish writing workshop procedures that increase students' independence

- Engage students in meaningful, enjoyable writing activities

- Challenge students as writers, while still honoring their developmental needs

- Significantly cut down on your planning and prep time

Here’s what the first grade writing curriculum includes:

- 8 units that teach writing workshop routines and procedures, personal narratives, how-to books, opinion writing, fairy tale and realistic fiction, nonfiction/informational books, persuasive letters, and poetry

- 156 complete, detailed minilessons with objectives, Common Core standards, materials, and procedures listed (great for subs or maternity leave)

- Daily language arts/grammar exercises that complement the minilessons

- Posters, visual aids, graphic organizers, an alphabet chart, a writing stages display, and other printable materials (all color materials also have black and white versions)

- An assessment schedule that assesses students’ writing at the beginning, middle, and end of the school year (with comprehensive narrative, information, and opinion writing rubrics)

- Additional student- and parent-friendly rubrics

- Organizational materials for you (anecdotal note form, conferring schedule, and checklists)

Please view the preview file for more information and samples from the curriculum. And to see a list of suggested mentor texts for the curriculum, click HERE.

You can learn more about each individual unit by clicking on the units in the "included resources" section (above, right under the image of the bundle).

If you're ready to get guidance in your writing instruction AND start saving tons of planning time, grab this bundle now! And feel free to leave a message in the Q and A section if you have any questions before purchasing.

What Others Are Saying About This Product:

“Very pleased! I was nervous about spending so much on something from TPT but it will be money well spent.  All the positives of Lucy Calkin's UOS, without the negatives.  (Much more do-able and less overwhelming-- way more practical!) I've always dreaded teaching writing, but now I'm looking forward to it this year.”

– Heather G.

“Breaks everything down and makes teaching writing very manageable! All of the materials and resources you need are right there, I never have to think twice about teaching writing. I've been using this curriculum for three years now with my first graders.”

– Victoria Minkin

“This curriculum has laid the foundation for my writer's workshop in my urban, k-2 classroom where there is zero curriculum. The lessons are easy to follow, thorough, and detailed! As a first year teacher it has been a lifesaver, because I don't have to second guess myself with these lessons! My students are so engaged in the lessons and having CHOICE in their own writing. Great product and worth every penny. Following Alison's workshops along with using her materials, my students have grown SO much!”

– Cassidy P.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is this curriculum based off another program?

This curriculum uses the writing workshop model. Other writing programs also use the workshop model - but this writing program is original and not based off any other program. You can use the First Grade Writing Workshop Curriculum Bundle by itself or with another writing program.

Are the files editable?

Editable versions of the lesson plans are available. Due to copyright restrictions, the other parts of the materials (like posters and other printables) are not editable.

Will the First Grade Writing Workshop Curriculum Bundle work for homeschooling?

This curriculum is based on a traditional classroom setting, but many parents have used this for homeschool instruction as well! You can read more about how to adapt the writing workshop curriculum for homeschool students here.

If I purchase just one unit and decide I want the entire bundle, can I get a refund for the unit I already purchased?

Absolutely! Once you've got the bundle, you can contact TpT support and explain that you now have a duplicate purchase. They'll refund you the purchase price of that one unit.

Related Resources:

For a complete first grade reading and writing workshop curriculum package (with an extra discount), click HERE.

For a Kindergarten writing curriculum, click {here}.

For a second grade writing curriculum, click {here}.


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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.
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).


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