This is a differentiated week-by-week outline for narrative sentence writing, that can be used again-and-again for any narrative writing topic. The concept is a versatile adaptation of paragraph of the week, at a developmental level appropriate for K & 1st grade students.
I made this document with the intent to flexibly address the K & 1st grade CCSS in Writing, while allowing my students the opportunity to have a strong weekly practice to build sentence structure awareness and descriptive writing.
This 12 document document contains the following:
Pages 1 & 2- Two differentiated sentence topic graphic organizers for student ability
Pages 3 & 4- Two differentiated sensory language charts for students to organize descriptive details
Pages 5 & 6- Two differentiated 5 W's charts for recalling key events/details (Who, What, When, Where, and Why)
Page 7- Key detail identification and sentence rough draft
Page 8- Personal and peer editing chart for narrative writing
Page 9- Writing goal setting for next sentence of the week based on editing meeting
Page 10- Final copy of student star sentence(s)
Page 11- Student self-evaluation of their final copy. Contains a narrative writing rubric using a scale of 1-4 in all categories addressed (topic, descriptive language, punctuation, handwriting, and spelling).
Learning targets posted within the document:
-I can identify the topic of my sentence.
-I can use descriptive details to tell my reader about my topic.
-I can answer questions in writing to tell my reader more about my topic (who, what, when, where, and why).
-I can compose complete sentences on a topic, while providing details.
-I can edit my own sentences on a topic, revising ideas, punctuation, capitalization, handwriting, and spelling.
-I can review my writing to make personal writing goals, to strengthen writing as needed.
-I can compose a final copy of my sentence on a topic. I can check my writing for correct revisions.