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FirstieWriting: First Grade (2nd Grade and Homeschool) Writing Curriculum Bundle

Tara West
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    FirstieWriting Curriculum Units BUNDLED is an engaging, standards-based first grade (and Second Grade), genre-based writing curriculum. This bundle is designed for the first grade/second grade classrooms and easily adapted to fit a guardian-led homeschool setting! If inquiring about this bundle for a homeschool setting, feel free to email me directly with any questions at tara@littlemindsatwork.org!

    SAVE $10 ON THE BUNDLE!

    6 units @ $15 each = $90

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    Do you have a few extra moments? Watch a detailed video about this curriculum HERE!

    What is FirstieWriting?

    FirstieWriting Curriculum is an engaging, first grade (and Second Grade), genre-based writing curriculum. FirstieWriting encourages young learners to look inward at their endless possibilities as a writer. FirstieWriting is based upon six units: Writing With Narrative, Writing With Opinion, Writing With Direction, Writing With Persuasion, Writing With Imagination, and Writing With Information. Each unit is broken down to 30 lessons. The units cover 30 days of academic instruction. The lesson plans have listed unit objectives, “I can” statements, Common Core writing standards and needed mentor texts.

    **Special note that this packet is branded with the 'Firstie' name. However, this program is completely appropriate for second grade students as well! No student material is branded with the 'firstie' logo so it can be easily used in 1st, 2nd, or multi-age classrooms!**

    FirstieWriting encourages a daily routine of a minilesson, independent writing, and a share time. Each of the lessons in FirstieWriting are well thought out for the young writer and spiral back to previous lessons to ensure students are retaining their skills. FirstieWriting also includes unit anchor charts, a variety of writing paper, conferring schedules and note sheets, sample writings, student writing goals display, writing rubrics, and step-by-step guides that are made specifically for each unit. Below is a look at the lessons included in the unit.

    What is included in FirstieWritring Curriculum?

    -Teacher "simple read" lesson plans. You will not need to rewrite these lesson plans, unless you choose do. If so I have included editable lesson plans.

    -Each unit I have planned out the; big idea, focus standard, essential questions, and so much more!

    -Writing paper

    -Unit posters

    -Student material

    -Unit rubrics

    What Units are Covered?

    Unit 1 Narrative Writing INCLUDED NOW

    Unit 2 Opinion Writing INCLUDED NOW

    Unit 3 Procedural Writing INCLUDED NOW

    Unit 4 Persuasion Writing INCLUDED NOW

    Unit 5 Fiction Writing INCLUDED NOW

    Unit 6 Informational Writing INCLUDED NOW

    What lessons are included?

    Unit 1: Narrative Writing

    Lesson 1: Pre-Assessment

    Lesson 2: Stories Are Everywhere

    Lesson 3: Help! I Don’t Have a Story

    Lesson 4: Let’s Make a Plan

    Lesson 5: Sketch It

    Lesson 6: Keep on Writing

    Lesson 7: Adding Details to Pictures

    Lesson 8: Stay Focused to the End

    Lesson 9: Spelling is a Snap I

    Lesson 10: Mechanics Matter

    Lesson 11: Read Like a Storyteller

    Lesson 12: Let’s Begin Again

    Lesson 13: Setting- Where and When

    Lesson 14: Make Characters Move

    Lesson 15: Characters Talk- Dialogue

    Lesson 16: Mid Unit Check

    Lesson 17: Characters Feel and Think

    Lesson 18: Building Suspense

    Lesson 19: Spelling is a Snap II

    Lesson 20: Transitional Words

    Lesson 21: Ellipses

    Lesson 22: Sound Effects - Pop Out Words

    Lesson 23: Storytelling With a Partner

    Lesson 24: Let’s Begin Again

    Lesson 25: Use All You Know I

    Lesson 26: Use All You Know II

    Lesson 27: Let’s Revise

    Lesson 28: Let’s Edit

    Lesson 29: Meet the Author

    Lesson 30: Celebration

    Unit Two: Opinion Writing

    Lesson 1: Pre-Assessment

    Lesson 2: We All Have Opinions

    Lesson 3: Fact vs. Opinion

    Lesson 4: Giving Reasons

    Lesson 5: Convince Your Reader

    Lesson 6: Hook Them In

    Lesson 7: Closure

    Lesson 8: Put It All Together

    Lesson 9: Spelling is a Snap I

    Lesson 10: Mechanics Matter

    Lesson 11: Read Like a Storyteller

    Lesson 12: Let’s Begin Again

    Lesson 13: Elaborate

    Lesson 14: Use Dialogue

    Lesson 15: It’s Okay to Disagree

    Lesson 16: Mid Unit Check

    Lesson 17: Setting Writing Goals

    Lesson 18: Would You Rather...

    Lesson 19: Spelling is a Snap II

    Lesson 20: Let’s Begin Again

    Lesson 21: Convince Me

    Lesson 22: Putting it All Together

    Lesson 23: Storytelling with a Partner

    Lesson 24: Let’s Begin Again

    Lesson 25: Use All You Know I

    Lesson 26: Use All You Know II

    Lesson 27: Let’s Revise

    Lesson 28: Let’s Edit

    Lesson 29: Meet the Author

    Lesson 30: Celebration

    Unit Three: Procedural Writing

    Lesson 1: Pre-Assessment

    Lesson 2: Exploring Procedural Writing

    Lesson 3: Things We Know How To…

    Lesson 4: Order Matters

    Lesson 5: Let’s Make a Plan

    Lesson 6: Sketch It!

    Lesson 7: Write It Out – Step-by-Step

    Lesson 8: Time Order

    Lesson 9: Spelling is a Snap I

    Lesson 10: Mechanics Matter

    Lesson 11: Don’t Get Confused

    Lesson 12: Let’s Begin Again

    Lesson 13: Introduction

    Lesson 14: Step-by-Step

    Lesson 15: Adding Labels

    Lesson 16: Mid Unit Check

    Lesson 17: Setting Writing Goals

    Lesson 18: Partner Talk!

    Lesson 19: Spelling is a Snap II

    Lesson 20: Giving Readers Suggestions

    Lesson 21: Use Exact Vocabulary

    Lesson 22: Wrap It Up

    Lesson 23: Test It Out

    Lesson 24: Let’s Begin Again

    Lesson 25: Use All You Know I

    Lesson 26: Use All You Know II

    Lesson 27: Let’s Revise

    Lesson 28: Let’s Edit

    Lesson 29: Meet the Author

    Lesson 30: Celebration

    Unit Four: Persuasive Writing

    Lesson 1: Pre-Assessment

    Lesson 2: What is Persuasion?

    Lesson 3: Fact vs. Opinion

    Lesson 4: Giving Reasons

    Lesson 5: Convince Your Reader

    Lesson 6: Hook Them In

    Lesson 7: Closure

    Lesson 8: Put It All Together

    Lesson 9: Spelling is a Snap I

    Lesson 10: Mechanics Matter

    Lesson 11: Read Like a Storyteller

    Lesson 12: Let’s Begin Again

    Lesson 13: Elaborate!

    Lesson 14: Use Dialogue

    Lesson 15: Mid-Unit Check

    Lesson 16: Setting Writing Goals

    Lesson 17: Hey Little Ant!

    Lesson 18: Spelling is a Snap II

    Lesson 19: Let’s Begin Again!

    Lesson 20: Convince Me

    Lesson 21: Sneak Peek!

    Lesson 22: Remember a Time…

    Lesson 23: Recommendation

    Lesson 24: Let’s Begin Again

    Lesson 25: Use All You Know I

    Lesson 26: Use All You Know II

    Lesson 27: Let’s Revise

    Lesson 28: Let’s Edit

    Lesson 29: Meet the Author

    Unit Five: Fiction Writing

    Lesson 1: Pre-Assessment

    Lesson 2: What is Realistic Fiction?

    Lesson 3: Help! I Don’t Know What to Write

    Lesson 4: Let’s Make a Plan

    Lesson 5: Sketch It

    Lesson 6: Keep on Writing

    Lesson 7: Adding Details to Pictures

    Lesson 8: Stay Focused to the End

    Lesson 9: Spelling is a Snap I

    Lesson 10: Mechanics Matter

    Lesson 11: Read Like a Storyteller

    Lesson 12: Let’s Begin Again

    Lesson 13: Where and When

    Lesson 14: Make Characters Move

    Lesson 15: Characters Talk- Dialogue

    Lesson 16: Building Suspense

    Lesson 17: Mid-Unit Check

    Lesson 18: Setting Writing Goals

    Lesson 19: Spelling is a Snap II

    Lesson 20: Transition Words

    Lesson 21: Repeated Phrases

    Lesson 22: Sound Effects/Pop Out Words

    Lesson 23: Storytelling with a Partner

    Lesson 24: Let’s Begin Again

    Lesson 25: Use All You Know I

    Lesson 26: Use All You Know II

    Lesson 27: Let’s Revise

    Lesson 28: Let’s Edit

    Lesson 29: Meet the Author

    Lesson 30: Celebration

    Unit Six: Nonfiction Writing


    Lesson 1: Pre-Assessment

    Lesson 2: What is Informative Writing?

    Lesson 3: Gather Up Facts

    Lesson 4: Plan it Out

    Lesson 5: Introduction

    Lesson 6: Text Feature: Diagram

    Lesson 7: Text Feature: Headings

    Lesson 8: Closure

    Lesson 9: Spelling is a Snap I

    Lesson 10: Mechanics Matter

    Lesson 11: Be the Expert!

    Lesson 12: Let’s Begin Again

    Lesson 13: Writing Strong Facts

    Lesson 14: Audience

    Lesson 15: Zooming In

    Lesson 16: Mid-Unit Check

    Lesson 17: Setting Writing Goals

    Lesson 18: Spelling is a Snap II

    Lesson 19: Partner Talk!

    Lesson 20: Teaching Comparisons

    Lesson 21: Use Exact Vocabulary

    Lesson 22: Text Feature: Glossary

    Lesson 23: Text Feature: Table of Contents

    Lesson 24: Let’s Begin Again

    Lesson 25: Use All You Know I

    Lesson 26: Use All You Know II

    Lesson 27: Let’s Revise

    Lesson 28: Let’s Edit

    Lesson 29: Meet the Author

    Lesson 30: Celebration


    BIG Idea and Research - First Grade Writing 

    Writing is one of the hardest subjects to teach in a primary classroom.  Teachers strive to model lessons, differentiate lessons, and conference with each student on a daily basis in a classroom where every student is at a different level and ability.  Although each student will be at a different level, they come to you as young writers ready to grow leap and bounds. FirstieWriting Units continue to build on the energy and knowledge students learned in Kindergarten.  

    In first grade, we strive to turn students into writers by modeling a love of writing and having an emphasis on a daily writing time in which students engage in the writing process.  In Children Want to Write edited by Tom Newkirk and Penny Kittle (2013) Donald Graves is quoted as saying, “when students write every day, they begin to compose even when they are not composing.  They enter into a constant state of composition” (p. 58). Research conducted by Hattie and Gladwell both concluded that there is a direct correlation between the amount of time we spend in pursuit of a habit, goal or skill and our individual growth in relation to that habit, goal or skill.  In other words, for students to improve as writers, and build stamina, it is important for them to have long stretches of writing time that occur on a daily basis.  

    Within each writing unit, conferencing with students happens every day.  Small group work and conferencing with students is one of the most important parts in the writer’s workshop.  Conferring is working one-on-one, or in a small group setting, with a student to listen and understand a child’s work and intentions.  The teacher also provides effective feedback to make sure the learner is working with direction. Learning progressions and student checklists are important tools that promote self-assessment and goal setting so instruction can be differentiated to each individual learner.  For any learner to grow stronger, the learner must be provided with informative, responsive feedback. Hattie’s (2008) research revealed feedback is especially valuable if the teacher helps the learner know where he is going, what progress he has made so far, and what specific activities he can do next to progress towards the goal.  Calkins (1994) believes “perfect practice makes perfect,” which means that students need long stretches of time, along with specific feedback aligned to next steps for them as writers, in order to progress. 

    Mentor texts are used throughout each writing unit.  Students benefit from examples and one of the most effective ways to teach writing is to use mentor texts.  By looking at examples of good writing, especially in published work, students learn to aspire to create effective pieces of their own.  



    What about the standards?

    Each unit has a focus standard that is based upon the Common Core Standards. Units further into the year will have more than one focus standard. If you teach to a varying set of standards, you can email me for assistance. Thanks!

    Do you teach Kindergarten? I have a writing curriculum for YOU! View my KinderWriting HERE!

    If you have any questions at all about this packet please email me at littlemindsatworkllc@gmail.com

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    Teaching Duration
    1 Year
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    Standards

    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    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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