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Resources for lessons on teaching
First Grade Writers
by Stephanie Parsons includes a chapter on
" At this site you can actually read the entire chapter on-line! This book also includes a chapter on "Personal Narrative."
Personal Narrative: Telling Our Stories
is an America's Choice Narrative Genre Study written especially for Grade 1.
Lucy Calkins presents
Units of Study for Primary Writing: A Yearlong Curriculum K-2.
As part of that series, Lucy Calkins and Abby Oxenhorn present
Small Moments: Personal Narrative Writing
in Book 2. We use this curriculum in Kindergarten and then repeat it in first grade to add more depth.
Denver Public Schools use the same Writers' Workshop that we do. While some of the resources are different, the
Small Moments unit
worth downloading. They use the same 4-part Lucy Calkins mini-lesson format that we use.
Using Rubrics to Improve Student Writing, 1st Grade
includes an excellent
5-point rubric w
ith student samples for "Narrative."
for grading a narrative piece in the 3rd nine-weeks
Narrative Planning Sheet:
Narrative Story Planning Strip:
Story Planning Paper.doc
Font used on these sheets (save on your computer under c:\windows\fonts\):
of a teacher teaching a mini-lesson on great beginnings.
This is a great
entry that includes a video of a student planning details in a narrative piece.
This blog entry titled
Do Mini-lessons Make a Difference
? includes a description of several narrative minilesson.
, A Look into Great Writing, includes narrative student samples.
that describes how to use a common class experience to model writing about a small moment.
Reviewing Student Work
with Pattern Books
Read alouds 2.doc
This is a list of read-aloud books for pattern books with a list of the type of pattern.
Grading rubric for 1st nine weeks mid-term
Paterrn Book Mid-term Writing Expectation.doc
help on how to format text
Turn off "Getting Started"