Outside of How-To writing being a part of the Common Core, it provides a great practice in logically sequencing events (a tough first grade skill). Additionally, it gives us the chance to review and practice those very-important transition and time-order words (first, second, then, next, also, last, finally, etc.).
In this resource, you’ll find a hands-on approach to introducing and practicing how-to writing...with paper airplanes! Then, you’ll find a variety of prompts and writing papers that work perfectly for Work on Writing.
Included In This Resource
Things I Can Teacher Others
*Interactive Notebook Page
Mentor Text Ideas
*Building Paper Airplanes
*Graphic Organizers (with and without scaffolds)
*Writing How-To Booklets (with and without scaffolds)
24 Writing Prompts (16 everyday prompts + 8 math prompts)
*How-To Writing Checklist
*Time Order Words
*Detailed Teacher Rubric
*Student Self-Assessment Rubric (2 versions)
*Mini Self-Assessment Checklist (perfect for work on writing)
If you have any questions or requests, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
The Brown-Bag Teacher
***For other Common Core ELA resources, check out my Parts of Speech Grammar Bundle and Sweet Inflectional Endings units.