These are the Writing Workstation worksheets the full school year. This series of worksheets is designed to be used for whole group or independent instruction. They follow common core standards and utilize a consistent color, cut, glue, write and illustrate format for purposeful practice.
The first two months will emphasize high frequency, color, number and shape words. If you are studying a specific letter, the students can locate and circle that letter in each sentence. The teacher may begin to discuss the progression from letters, to words, to complete thoughts and sentence structure. Capitalization and punctuation rules will need to be discussed.
The month of October will introduce the four seasons with an emphasis on fall, migration, and the monarch butterfly.
November continues the seasonal theme with trees and hibernation.
December lends itself to family and holiday traditions. The types of sentences and appropriate punctuation are introduced and should be discussed as well.
January brings in winter themes. Directional words (North/South/East/West) need to be introduced to students. The Arctic and Antarctic can be located on maps/globes for cross-curricular studies. As always, high frequency, color, shape and number words are a focus.
February addresses Groundhog Day, Dental Health Month, community helpers, days of the week, celebrations, and friends.
March begins by introducing who, what, when, where and which. Dr. Seuss, spring, weather, and transportation themes occur during these assignments as well. Illustrating the sentences, using the high frequency words and punctuation rules continue to be studied.
During the month of April, the students begin writing their own sentences using inventive spelling. Plants and birds are topics used to generate writing interest.
May finishes the year having students use all of their writing skills to create paragraphs and stories with illustrations. Insects and ocean life are covered as well as the end of the school year.