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Teaching & Learning: Curriculum - English Language Arts Writing

 

Grade 1 Common Core Standards

Essential Standards - Grade 1

NARRATIVE

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1.3 Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1.5 With guidance and support from adults, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions from peers, and add details to strengthen writing as needed.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1.6 With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.

LUCY CALKINS UNITS OF STUDY:

Small Moments - Students take everyday events in their young lives and make them into focused, well- structured stories, then they learn to breathe life into the characters by making them talk, think, and interact.

From Scenes to Series - Students learn to “show, not tell” and use action, dialogue, and feelings to create a whole series of fiction books modeled after Henry and Mudge.

Assignments: The students craft lots of small-moment books, writing in ways that bring their characters to life.

BENCHMARKS for Grade 1 Narrative (Coming Soon)


INFORMATIONAL

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1.2 Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1.5 With guidance and support from adults, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions from peers, and add details to strengthen writing as needed.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1.6 With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1.7 Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of “how-to” books on a given topic and use them to write a sequence of instructions).

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1.8 With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.

LUCY CALKINS UNITS OF STUDY:

Nonfiction Chapter Books - Students enter the world of informational writing as they combine pictures and charts with domain-specific vocabulary and craft moves to create engaging teaching texts.

Assignments: The students combine pictures, charts and domain-specific vocabulary to create engaging teaching texts.

BENCHMARKS for Grade 1 Informational (Coming Soon)


OPINION

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1.1 Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1.5 With guidance and support from adults, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions from peers, and add details to strengthen writing as needed.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1.6 With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.

LUCY CALKINS UNITS OF STUDY:

Writing Reviews - Students create persuasive reviews of all sorts- pizza restaurant reviews, TV show reviews, ice cream flavor reviews, and finally book reviews that hook the reader, clearly express the writer’s opinion, and bolster their argument in convincing ways.

Assignments: Students will create interesting, convincing reviews that present and rank their favorite toys, television shows, books, and more.

BENCHMARKS for Grade 1 Opnion (Coming Soon)



   

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