This file consists of 41 weeks of daily writing lessons aligned with NC Extended Common Core Standards for the entire school year. These writing topics are related to Extended Common Core Science/Social Studies topics. Each week, a new topic is introduced. Each day, lessons consist of a short video/song (related to the topic), visual pictures related to the writing topic, an "I can" statement related to the objective, and a writing activity.
This file consists of the following weekly topics:
3. Things at School
4. Green Choices (Rules)
6. Physical Science: Objects
7. Physical Science: Colors
8. Physical Science: Colors and Shapes
9. Physical Science: Solids and Liquids
10. Physical Science: Materials
13. Long ago and Today
15. Life Science: Animals
16. Life Science: Human Body
17. Life Science: Living and Non-Living
18. Holidays: Hanukkah
19. Holidays: Christmas
20. Holidays: Kwanza
21. Book Unit: The Mitten
22. Martin Luther King Jr.
23. Book Unit: Pete the Cat
24. Five Senses
25. Groundhog's Day
26. Economics: Wants and Needs
27. Economics: Community Helpers
28. Economics: Goods and Services
29. Dr. Seuss
30. Earth/Space: Earth Materials
31. Earth/Space: Hot and Cold Objects
32. Earth/Space: Outer Space
33. Spring Break
34. Geography: Places in the Classroom
35. Geography: Places in School
36. Geography: Positional and Directional Words
37. Geography: Positional and Directional Words (week 2)
38. Book Unit: The Hungry Caterpillar
39. Book Unit: Three Little Pigs
41. Book Unit: Oh, The Places You'll Go
The weekly lesson format is as follows:
Day 1: Complete sentences on Smart Board or WhiteBoard/Paper using visuals.
Day 2: Cut up sentence strips and re-make sentences OR trace sentences.
Day 3: Centers: Type sentences on computer, use wiki sticks to trace, copy on lined paper
Day 4: Write sentences on paper or type them (optional: stamp words). Draw a picture to go with sentences. Combine all sentences into a book.
Day 5: Read book aloud.
I use this writing model with my K-3 autism self-contained classroom, and my students have thoroughly enjoyed the lessons. I save the book that we publish each week and place it in our classroom library for learners to read throughout the school year. I teach my science/social studies lessons using a similar format and align both writing and science/social studies topics so that the same topics are taught in both each week.