This packet contains a step-by-step writing program for first grade that covers all writing common core standards.
Opinion, Informative (including How-To), and Narrative writing are all addressed in a simple step-by-step approach that allows students to brainstorm, make outlines, and write pieces on a variety of topics. Students are also given opportunities to proofread and improve their pieces.
The following sheets are included for each writing piece:
*Blank “Time to Brainstorm/Research/Think” Sheets: Students are given time to think about their writing and get as much information down as possible. They may use drawings, labels, lists and/or diagrams to begin their piece.
*Outlines: The next step involves writing an outline. Two types of outlines are included (one that simply includes a topic sentence, three events/steps/facts/reasons, and a concluding sentence, and another that includes these, along with space for details about each event/step/fact/reason).
*Final Copy: The students then use their outline to write their piece.
*Proofreading Checklist: Students use the checklist to check and improve their writing.
For each type of writing, blank forms are included for topics of your choice. Two writing prompts (for each writing type) are also included:
Opinion Writing: Should Recess Be Longer?, Who is the Best Superhero?
Informative Writing: All About Bugs, All About Space
How-To Writing: How to Make a Taco, How to Ride a Bike
Narrative Writing: Our Field Trip, My Vacation
This packet also includes a sheet of ideas for digital writing as well as a How-To Writing collaborative project.
Two completed outlines are included to use as examples.
The common core standard addressed is printed clearly at the top of each sheet. I have found this especially helpful for communicating with parents.
I hope you enjoy this packet and that you find it useful. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions. Happy writing!
Kendra’s Kindergarten (and First Grade too!)
**If you enjoy this packet, check out my other First Grade Language Arts Packets:
First Grade Reading: Literature Common Core Packet
First Grade Reading: Informational Common Core Packet
First Grade Foundational Skills Common Core Packet
First Grade Speaking and Listening Packet
First Grade Language Common Core Packet
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