First Grade Second Quarter Writing Essentials
Quarterly Focus- Writing Readable Texts for an Audience

Month
Writing Workshop
Standards
Trait Focus
Resources
Assessments
Quarter 2
November
Writing Readable Texts for an Audience

Example of Mini-Lessons

  • Writing for an audience
    • Readable vs. Unreadable Writing
  • Writing with sight words
    • Using classroom word wall
    • Using personal word wall
  • Revising as you go
    • Writing new stories across 3 pages while still focusing on making text readable
  • Staying on track with personal narratives
    • Reminder that content matters
  • Writing for a partner
    • Partners read each others work and make suggestions for more readable text
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Ideas and Content
Organization
Word Choice
Voice
Sentence Fluency
Conventions
See 1st Quarter

Quick Word Handbooks
Curriculum Associates
1st Grade Rubric
SFSD K-2 Writing Rubric
December
Letter Writing

Example of Mini-Lessons
  • Letter writing for a purpose
    • Friendly letters
    • Business letters
  • Introduction to parts of a friendly letter
    • Date, greeting, body, salutation, signature
  • Envelope
    • Addressing an envelope
    • Using a return address

Ideas and Content
Organization
Word Choice
Voice
Sentence
Fluency
Conventions
Mentor Texts
Dear Santa Claus by Alan Durant
Thank You, Santa by Margaret Wild
Dear Mr. Blueberry Simon James
The Jolly Christmas Postman by Allan Ahlberg & Janet Ahlberg
Nice Try, Tooth Fairy by Mary Olson & Katherine Tillotson
I Wanna Iguana by Karen Kaufman & David Catrow