In first grade, students will explore:
Unit 1: Small Moment Stories
Unit 2: ‘How To’ Writing
Unit 3: Authors As Mentors
Unit 4: NonFiction Writing
Unit 5: Poetry
Unit 6: Writing Reviews
We have started our How To unit! In this unit we learn....
Good writers follow a How To to make a Halloween Mask!
Good writers create a How To writing piece together as a class. - based on making the mask.
Good writers create an Expert List.
Good writers use steps when writing a How To *focus on steps/directions, sequence words
Good writers use describing words when writing a How To
Good writers use pictures and labels when creating a How To.
Good writers add an introduction to their How To book to persuade a reader to do something new (haven't you always wanted to…?)
Good writers add a materials list to their How To book.
Good writers pick a star piece and revise it using a checklist (sequence words & descriptive words)
Good writers edit their pieces by checking for capitalization and punctuation
Good writers publish by adding a cover page.
Good writers publish by copying their book onto new paper.
Good writers publish by copying their pictures and labels.
Good writers select a piece for their portfolio.
To download a copy of the writing paper we will be using, please click below:
Realistic Fiction & Authors as Mentors Paper This is a 1 page document. Please print 3 pages to create a chapter for the realistic fiction book. Our books will have 3 chapters (9 pages total)
For ideas about journal writing with your child, download the November Writing Calendar