This is my favorite fall project to do with my first graders! Enjoy a week long writing project, which involves students modeling fiction story structure from read alouds. They become authors themselves of a scarecrow adventure. After conferencing and publishing their writing on a scarecrow craft, students evaluate their writing and earn crows for meeting goals (aligned to CCSS!).
This 16 page file includes:
- suggested week-long plan
- scarecrow read alouds
- scarecrow retell organizer (also used for students to brainstorm and organize their writing) reproducible scarecrow pattern
- crow “rubrics” aligned to CCSS (also a blank page for your own goals)
- bulletin board title “Writing to Crow About!”
Classroom tested, first grader approved! :)