Kindergarten Writing Curriculum: Creating Non-Fiction Chapter Books

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Kindergarten Writing Curriculum (The Bundle)

First Grade Writing Curriculum (The Bundle)


Do you struggle with teaching your students how to write? Do you feel like you need more confidence and guidance in teaching writing? This Kindergarten Writing Curriculum has EVERYTHING you need to be successful with teaching writing!

What Units are Included in the Bundle?

Included in Unit 7: Non-Fiction Chapter Books: Creating a Chapter Book

Unit 7 Scope:

Lesson 1 Research: Introduction to non-fiction chapter books

Lesson 2 Research: Getting information from a trusted source

Lesson 3 Research: Using another trusted source

Lesson 4 Planning: Organizing my information

Lesson 5 Writing: Drafting chapter 1

Lesson 6 Writing: Adding text features to chapter 1

Lesson 7 Writing: Drafting chapter 2

Lesson 8 Writing: Adding text features to chapter 2

Lesson 9 Writing: Drafting chapter 3

Lesson 10 Writing: Adding text features to chapter 3

Lesson 11 Writing: Drafting chapter 4

Lesson 12 Writing: Adding text features to chapter 4

Lesson 13 Writing: Creating a table of contents

Lesson 14 Writing: Creating a bibliography

Lesson 15 Revising: Making my writing easy to understand

Lesson 16 Revising: Using sounds and sight words

Lesson 17 Proofreading my book

Lesson 18 Getting & giving feedback

Lesson 19 Using feedback to edit my book

Lesson 20 Publishing my book (day 1)

Lesson 21 Publishing my book (day 2)

Lesson 22 End of unit celebration

How are the Units Designed?

Part 1: Pre-Unit On Demand

This quick writing task provides an an opportunity to assess prior knowledge. Use this writing sample to guide your teaching throughout the unit and measure growth.

Part 2: Lessons

Each lesson is broken up into 6 easy-to-follow parts.

  • Focus- The skill, strategy, or idea students will be focusing on this lesson.
  • Warm Up- A quick activity that has students review and practice previous skills.
  • Mini Lesson- Teach, model, and discuss the new skill in today’s lesson.
  • Practice-The hands-on portion of the lesson where students apply what they have learned in the mini lesson to their own writing. During this time you will conference individually with students.
  • Mid-Practice Teaching Point-A quick reminder and chance to highlight the great work students are doing.
  • Share- Lesson wrap up where students analyze, reflect on, and share their work.

Part 3: Final Writing Piece

The unit final writing piece is a published piece of writing that highlights everything the student learned in this unit.

Part 4: Post-Unit On Demand

This quick writing task provides an opportunity to assess progress and measure growth.

What Does a Lesson Look Like?

Depending on the time you have available for writing, I have suggested schedules for the following time blocks:

  • 60 Minute Time Block
  • 45 Minute Time Block
  • 30 Minute Time Block

The Writing Process:

  • Research- Learn about a style of writing or topic.Read and look at great books to get ideas
  • Planning: Decide on a topic and plan out your ideas.
  • Writing: Use your plan to help you write your story.
  • Revising: Improve your writing by adding details.
  • Proofreading: Check your work. Use your resources to help you.
  • Feedback: Ask others to read your story and give you ideas of how to improve it!
  • Editing: Use the feedback you got from others to help make your story even better!
  • Publishing: Make a neat copy of your book that is ready to share with the world!

Also included in the Curriculum:

  • Tips for Getting Started (Classroom and Material Organization and Procedures)
  • Developmental Writing Stages
  • Unit Text (Mentor Text) Guides
  • Conferencing Guides
  • Conferencing Planner
  • Conferencing Tracker
  • Assessment Guide
  • Rubrics and Rubric Guide
  • Multiple Writing Templates
  • Publishing Party Guide
  • Publishing Party Supplies
  • Unit Posters
  • Genre Specific Idea Chart
  • The Writing Process Chart
  • Peer Editing Checklist
  • Young Author Award
  • Writing Folder Covers
  • Pencil Organization Labels
  • Writers Library Labels
  • Alphabet Chart (full and mini size)
  • Letter Formation Chart (full and mini size)
  • Alphabet Sounds Chart (full and mini size)
  • Word Wall Personal Book (blank copy and sight word copy)
  • We Are Authors Banner
  • Teacher Example for How to Write a Chapter Book
  • Black and White Version Included
  • Bonus Templates for structured prompts

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of books by a favorite author and express opinions about them).
With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.


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