KinderWriting® Kindergarten Writing Curriculum BUNDLED | Homeschool Compatible |

Tara West
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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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