Personal Narrative Writing Lessons for 1st Grade {1st Gr Wtg Workshop Unit 2}

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Personal narrative / "small moments" writing lessons, writing rubrics, printable writing paper, posters and visuals, graphic organizers for planning and more - for first grade students!


This 5 week unit will help you teach your students personal narrative writing!

The lessons are designed to be taught toward the beginning or middle of the year but can be used anytime you want to teach students how to write personal narratives.

In this unit, students will learn how to:

- Plan and write a personal narrative on a single, focused topic

- Create a strong beginning and ending

- Add details to their writing to show what characters did, felt, and said

- Use temporal words to show the order of events and passage of time

- Correctly use writing conventions (spaces, capital letters, periods, spelling)

- Revise and edit independently and with a partner

This unit includes:

- 26 detailed minilessons that will last a little over 5 weeks

- Daily language arts/grammar exercises that complement the minilessons

- Clear unit goals, daily objectives, and Common Core alignment

- Posters, visual aids, and materials to go with the minilessons (all color materials also have black and white versions included)

- Printable writing paper

- An alphabet chart, writing stages display, and other printable materials for the writing workshop

- FAQs and important information to help you set up the writing workshop

- Rubrics, anecdotal note forms, and other materials to help you get organized

- A narrative writing rubric that you can use throughout the year

- 148 total pages of materials and resources

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By: Learning At The Primary Pond

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Distinguish shades of meaning among verbs differing in manner (e.g., look, peek, glance, stare, glare, scowl) and adjectives differing in intensity (e.g., large, gigantic) by defining or choosing them or by acting out the meanings.
Spell untaught words phonetically, drawing on phonemic awareness and spelling conventions.
Use conventional spelling for words with common spelling patterns and for frequently occurring irregular words.
Use end punctuation for sentences.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.


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