How-To Writing Lessons for First Grade {1st Grade Writing Workshop Unit 3}

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How to writing lessons, writing rubrics, printable writing paper, posters and visuals, graphic organizers for planning, and more - for first grade students!


This 3 week unit will help you teach your first grade students to write how-to books!

The unit is designed to be taught toward the beginning or middle of the year but can be used anytime you want to teach students how to write how-to books (procedural nonfiction).

In this unit, students will learn how to:

- Plan and write a how-to book to teach a reader how to perform a specific task

- Write a list of materials for the how-to book, and add commas to the list

- Write with detailed steps and transition words

- Create detailed, labeled pictures to teach the reader

- Write an introduction and a conclusion to a how-to book

- Revise and edit independently and with a partner

This unit includes:

- 15 detailed minilessons that will last about 3 weeks

- Daily language arts/grammar exercises that complement the minilessons

- Clear unit goals, daily objectives, and Common Core alignment

- Posters, visual aids, a writing stages display, and other materials to go with the minilessons (all color materials also have black and white versions included)

- Ideas for technology integration

- Printable writing paper

- FAQs and important information to help you set up the writing - workshop

- Rubrics, anecdotal note forms, and other materials to help you get organized

- An informational writing rubric that you can use throughout the year

- 90 total pages of materials and resources

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Spell untaught words phonetically, drawing on phonemic awareness and spelling conventions.
Use conventional spelling for words with common spelling patterns and for frequently occurring irregular words.
Use commas in dates and to separate single words in a series.
Use end punctuation for sentences.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.


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