This is one year-long curriculum guide for writers workshop in kindergarten or first grade. It features mini-lesson outlines based on nine writing genres (or units of study). These include: writerly life, labeling, directionality and spacing, functional writing (lists and letters), non-fiction writing (how-to books, all-about books), personal narratives, poetry, and ending punctuation. Each mini-lesson includes 1-2 writing objectives and teaching points to keep you on track for a successful year of writing in a kindergarten or first grade classroom. The units of study in this guide are based on the work of Lucy Calkins. (Please note: For first grade, you may want to adapt the first conventions unit to meet the needs of your students if they are beyond spacing and directionality issues.)
The following units are connected to the K-1 Common Core. I have listed the connections in the resource.
Conventions (Ending punctuation)
Non-fiction Writing (All-about and How-to books)
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