This lesson builds creative writing skills by modeling how to brainstorm, write, revise, edit, and share a birthday party invitation. In 24 pages, the child will
• plan and write a birthday party invitation,
• answer questions about the invitation,
• edit the invitation by checking for capital letters, punctuation, and spaces,
• check spelling by using a picture dictionary,
• read aloud the invitation to others, and
• listen and ask questions.
invitation, sentence, question, time, next sentence, place, check, big letters, periods, big spaces, little spaces, picture dictionary, practice, share, listen, ask
This nonfiction writing pack is the sixth lesson of Book 24
from the Newitt Beginning Reading and Writing Program. The program provides a fundamental yet integrated approach to reading, writing, listening, and speaking the English language. The standards-based series of 24 books guides novice learners through a full year curriculum. Each lesson discovers, connects, and practices the basics of English.
A key feature of the program is that it uses linear incremental steps and repeated practices linked to higher level thinking skills. This approach gives the learner a solid foundation of reading and writing experiences. In the process, the learner gains routine study habits, motivation to learn, confidence, and mastery.
Please print the lesson double-sided and then cut in half, so that each page is 5 1/2” by 8 1/2”. Each lesson has 24 sides.
For the reading companion to this writing lesson, please see Analyze an Invitation: Lesson 6, Book 22 (Newitt Nonfiction Series).
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for more lessons on invitations.
This lesson is available also in Spanish! For the Spanish version, please click here!
The activities are aligned to the following standards:
Common Core: ELA Kindergarten
W.1.2: Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.
W.3.8: With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
L.1.2a: Capitalize the first word in a sentence and the pronoun I.
L.1.2b: Recognize and name end punctuation.
L.1.2d: Spell simple words phonetically, drawing on knowledge of sound-letter relationships.
SL.1.1a: Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions.
SL.1.1b: Continue a conversation through multiple exchanges.
SL.2.6: Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly.
Also: RI.2.6, RF.1.1, RF.1.1c, RF.4.10, W.3.7, SL.1.1, SL.1.2, SL.1.3, SL.2.4, L.1.1d
Texas Education Knowledge and Skills: ELA Kindergarten
5.D: Use a picture dictionary to find words.
13.D: Edit drafts by leaving spaces between letters and words.
13.E: Share writing with others.
15: Dictate or write information for lists, captions, or invitations.
16.C: Use complete sentences.
17.B: Capitalize the first letter in a sentence.
17.C: Use punctuation at the end of a sentence.
21.A: Listen attentively by facing speakers and asking question to clarify information.
Also: 22, 23
“The Newitt Beginning Reading and Writing Program will ensure success for every scholar that embarks on a path to learn the English language.”
Dr. Patricia A. McNames, former teacher, middle school guidance counselor, elementary principal, and associate professor.