Early writers are bursting with creative ideas but need guidance in how to put those thoughts to paper. While learning to organize and arrange those ideas is essential, this unit focuses on the basic conventions of composition and producing writing that is easily readable by learning to self-evaluate their writing for 5 important features. They are:
1) Even Spacing
2) Letter Formation
4) Story Content
Each one of these areas is general enough to be adapted up or down depending on the individual classroom, time of year, or ability of the students.
This 40+ page unit includes:
*Unit overview/suggested schedule
*5 full-color anchor charts
*Suggestions for teaching each feature
*10 mini-lesson prompts for whole or small group instruction
*Student/teacher writing conference rubric
*Student writing record
*Extension activity ideas and materials to reinforce writing skills throughout the year
*Aligned to the Common Core
Need something a little smaller? Check out my abbreviated listing for the Rubric for Beginning Writers without the lessons and bonus materials.
Rubric for Beginning Writers