KinderWriting® Kindergarten Writing Curriculum BUNDLED

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    KinderWriting® Curriculum Units BUNDLED is an engaging, standards-based kindergarten, genre-based writing curriculum. This bundle is designed for the kindergarten classroom 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!

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    What is KinderWriting?

    KinderWriting® Curriculum is an engaging, kindergarten, genre-based writing curriculum. KinderWriting® encourages young learners to look inward at their endless possibilities as a writer. KinderWriting® is based upon nine units: Writing With Pictures, Writing With Sentences, Writing With Stories, 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 20 lessons. The units cover 20 days of academic instruction. The lesson plans have listed unit objectives, “I can” statements, Common Core writing standards and needed mentor texts.

    KinderWriting® encourages a daily routine of a minilesson, independent writing, and a share time. Each of the lessons in KinderWriting® are well thought out for the young writer and spiral back to previous lessons to ensure students are retaining their skills. KinderWriting® 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.

    What is included in KinderWritring 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

    -Spanish posters included

    What Units are Covered?

    Unit 1: Writing with Pictures

    Unit 2: Writing with Sentences

    Unit 3: Writing with Stories

    Unit 4: Writing with Narrative

    Unit 5: Writing with Opinion

    Unit 6: Writing with Direction

    Unit 7: Writing with Persuasion

    Unit 8: Writing with Imagination

    Unit 9: Writing with Information

    What lessons are included?

    Unit 1: Writing With Pictures

    Lesson 1: Illustrators! Yes?

    Lesson 2: Establishing the Minilesson

    Lesson 3: Drawing Sticks, Circles, & Boxes

    Lesson 4: Establishing Independent Write

    Lesson 5: Share Time

    Lesson 6: Illustrating the Best I Can

    Lesson 7: Detailed Pictures

    Lesson 8: Visualizing My Story

    Lesson 9: Looking Closely

    Lesson 10: Setting Goals

    Lesson 11: What is a Label?

    Lesson 12: Adding Labels

    Lesson 13: The Pencil

    Lesson 14: Labeling for Detail

    Lesson 15: Ask and Write

    Lesson 16: Show and Retell Stories

    Lesson 17: Labeling Your Name

    Lesson 18: Sticky Conferences

    Lesson 19: A Picture Book

    Lesson 20: Celebration

    Unit 2: Writing With Sentences

    Lesson 1: Authors! Yes?

    Lesson 2: Authors Persevere

    Lesson 3: Writing Tools- ABC Chart

    Lesson 4: Making Words

    Lesson 5: Writers Make Mistakes

    Lesson 6: Stretching Sounds

    Lesson 7: Stretching More Sounds

    Lesson 8: Writing Tools- Sight Word Chart

    Lesson 9: Color Words

    Lesson 10: Letters vs. Words

    Lesson 11: Conferring and Writing Partnerships

    Lesson 12: Speech Bubbles and Emotion

    Lesson 13: Using the Room

    Lesson 14: Are You Really Done?

    Lesson 15: Capitals

    Lesson 16: Spacing

    Lesson 17: Punctuation

    Lesson 18: Words Make Sentences

    Lesson 19: Writing Storybooks

    Lesson 20: Sharing Storybooks

    Unit 3: Writing With Stories

    Lesson 1: Storytellers! Yes?

    Lesson 2: Authors Write About What They Love

    Lesson 3: Authors Write About What They Can Do

    Lesson 4: Authors Write About What They Know

    Lesson 5: Authors Write About The Past

    Lesson 6: Mechanics Matter

    Lesson 7: Names and Places Use Capitals

    Lesson 8: Tap Out the Story

    Lesson 9: Powerful Punctuation

    Lesson 10: Ask More With Writing Partners

    Lesson 11: A 5 W’s Story

    Lesson 12: Topics are Everywhere

    Lesson 13: Books are Stories

    Lesson 14: Places are Stories

    Lesson 15: Colors are Stories

    Lesson 16: Elapsed Time

    Lesson 17: Adding On

    Lesson 18: Illustrations Tell Stories

    Lesson 19: Storytelling Booklets

    Lesson 20: Sharing Storybooks

    Unit 4: Writing With Narrative

    Lesson 1: Narrators! Yes?

    Lesson 2: Narratives Use Words Like I, Me and My

    Lesson 3: Narratives Have a Setting

    Lesson 4: Narratives Have a Problem & Solution

    Lesson 5: Narratives Have a BME

    Lesson 6: Starting With a Hook

    Lesson 7: Ending With Feeling

    Lesson 8: Sequential Words

    Lesson 9: “Zoom” In Moments

    Lesson 10: Using Details

    Lesson 11: Writing With the 5 Senses

    Lesson 12: Adding in Adjectives

    Lesson 13: Adding in Verbs

    Lesson 14: Words Have Families

    Lesson 15: Mechanics

    Lesson 16: Narrative Booklets

    Lesson 17: Writing With a Rubric

    Lesson 18: Writing Process- Draft

    Lesson 19: Writing Process- Polish

    Lesson 20: Writing Process- Publish

    Unit 5: Writing With Opinion

    Lesson 1: Opinionators! Yes?

    Lesson 2: Giving Opinions

    Lesson 3: Fact vs. Opinion

    Lesson 4: Opinions Around Us

    Lesson 5: Opinions on the Spot

    Lesson 6: Using the Word Because

    Lesson 7: Giving Two Reasons

    Lesson 8: Using a Mentor Text

    Lesson 9: Opinion Starters

    Lesson 10: Defending an Opinion

    Lesson 11: Using the Word Wall

    Lesson 12: Spacing for Our Readers

    Lesson 13: Setting Letters on the Line

    Lesson 14: Reversals and Handwriting

    Lesson 15: Sounds in Words

    Lesson 16: Sharing Opinions

    Lesson 17: Writing With a Rubric

    Lesson 18: Writing Process- Draft

    Lesson 19: Writing Process- Polish

    Lesson 20: Writing Process- Publish

    Unit 6: Writing With Direction

    Lesson 1: Teachers! Yes?

    Lesson 2: Writing How-To Stories

    Lesson 3: Choosing a How-To Story

    Lesson 4: Using Pictures in How-To Stories

    Lesson 5: Transitional Words

    Lesson 6: Hands-On How-To Story

    Lesson 7: Hands-On How-To Story

    Lesson 8: Labeling Pictures

    Lesson 9: Speech Bubbles

    Lesson 10: Number the Steps

    Lesson 11: Skip a Step

    Lesson 12: Rereading to Clarify

    Lesson 13: Spacing For Our Readers

    Lesson 14: Diagrams

    Lesson 15: Sounds

    Lesson 16: Writing Across the Pages

    Lesson 17: Writing With a Rubric

    Lesson 18: Writing Process- Draft

    Lesson 19: Writing Process- Polish

    Lesson 20: Writing Process- Publish

    Unit 7: Writing With Persuasion

    Lesson 1: Persuaders! Yes?

    Lesson 2: Writing Persuasive Stories

    Lesson 3: Cookie Persuasion

    Lesson 4: Strong Persuasion

    Lesson 5: Persuasive Illustrations

    Lesson 6: Persuading Characters

    Lesson 7: Persuading Characters

    Lesson 8: Persuasive Words

    Lesson 9: Mechanics

    Lesson 10: Spacing

    Lesson 11: Friendly Letters

    Lesson 12: Persuasive Friendly Letters

    Lesson 13: Mapping a Persuasive Letter

    Lesson 14: Drafting a Persuasive Letter

    Lesson 15: Publishing a Persuasive Letter

    Lesson 16: Persuading With a Cause

    Lesson 17: Making an Argument

    Lesson 18: Writing Process- Draft

    Lesson 19: Writing Process- Polish

    Lesson 20: Writing Process- Publish

    Unit 8: Writing With Fiction

    Lesson 1: Fiction Stories Have Characters

    Lesson 2: Fiction Stories Have a Setting

    Lesson 3: Fiction Stories Have a BME

    Lesson 4: Fiction Stories Have a Problem & Solution

    Lesson 5: Fiction Stories Have Speech & Sounds

    Lesson 6: Fairy Tales

    Lesson 7: Fairy Tales Have Magical Characters

    Lesson 8: Fairy Tales Have Magic & Love

    Lesson 9: Fairy Tales Have a Royal Setting

    Lesson 10: Fairy Tales Have a Special Beginning & Ending

    Lesson 11: Fairy Tale Organizer

    Lesson 12: Drafting a Fairy Tale

    Lesson 13: Drafting a Fairy Tale

    Lesson 14: Drafting a Fairy Tale

    Lesson 15: Publishing a Fairy Tale

    Lesson 16: Poetry Introduction

    Lesson 17: I Like Poems

    Lesson 18: Acrostic Poems

    Lesson 19: Sensory Poems

    Lesson 20: Publishing a Poem

    Unit 9: Kindergarten Writing With Information

    Lesson 1: Researchers! Yes?

    Lesson 2: Writing Informational Stories

    Lesson 3: What am I? Clue Stories

    Lesson 4: Narrowing the Writing Topic

    Lesson 5: Elaborating on a Topic

    Lesson 6: Nonfiction Text Features - Labels

    Lesson 7: NF Text Features - Captions

    Lesson 8: NF Text Features - Maps & Diagrams

    Lesson 9: NF Text Features - Close-Ups & Photos

    Lesson 10: NF Text Features - Table of Contents & Glossary

    Lesson 11: Reports Introduction

    Lesson 12: Research Organization

    Lesson 13: Opening and Closing

    Lesson 14: Drafting a Research Paper

    Lesson 15: Published Research Report

    Lesson 16: Biographies

    Lesson 17: Writing a Biography

    Lesson 18: Autobiographies Introduction

    Lesson 19: Autobiography Draft

    Lesson 20: Autobiography Final Draft

    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!

    Ah, I love this but I teach PreK/First/Sped

    You will notice that this packet is marked as Pre-K, Kindergarten and First Grade! This is not something I do often or lightly! I find it very frustrating to purchase a packet and it not be grade level appropriate. When it comes to writing there are two major parts to a writing block. The mini lesson and the independent writing time. In a mini lesson, we are able to meet students at their level and expand through modeling of our own stories. If working with Pre-K students, you might need to expand on your teacher modeling and spend less time on the independent writing. For first grade, you will want to lessen the modeling and increase student independent writing time. At this time I do not have a separate Pre-K writing program planned. I do have plans to release a first grade writing program in the summer of 2018. Please note that NO student materials have the "KINDER" name on them so you do not have to worry about this! As teachers we are the only ones to ultimately make the decision as to know if it will work for our kids, if I can help with this decision please let me know!


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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose opinion pieces in which they tell a reader the topic or the name of the book they are writing about and state an opinion or preference about the topic or book (e.g., My favorite book is...).
    Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.
    Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to narrate a single event or several loosely linked events, tell about the events in the order in which they occurred, and provide a reaction to what happened.


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