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.

 
23 Lesson(s)
   

Teacher Conferences and Writing Our Good Copies

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Analyzing Author's Craft and Expository Writing on Crabs
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Analyzing Author's Craft and Expository Writing on Crabs
Valerie Gresser
Knoxville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

We are almost finished. Today the student and teacher will conference and the student will improve their work when making a final product.

 
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Reflections (3)
crab6
   

Let's Observe Like a Scientist: Do You See What I See?

1st Grade Science » Unit: Unit 2: Light Waves
1st Grade Science » Unit: Unit 2: Light Waves
Michele Beitel
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

You can draw like a scientist!! In this lessons students will learn how to create an accurate representations using their observation skills and drawing with precision.

 
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Reflections (1)
student observing
   

How do scientists communicate their work through writing?

1st Grade Science » Unit: Wiggly Scientists and Wiggly Worms
1st Grade Science » Unit: Wiggly Scientists and Wiggly Worms
Kathryn Yablonski
White Marsh, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

What do scientists do? How do they write to communicate what they observed? Today we'll practice observing, writing, and reflecting on ways to strengthen our scientific writing.

 
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dscn2394
   

Writing a Friendly Letter to Our Favorite Author

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Activities
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Activities
Valerie Gresser
Knoxville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

We love studying authors in my class. This lesson provides that real life connection with writing a friendly letter to a real audience.

Standards:
 
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Reflections (1)
tomie
   

Writing Our Sloppy Copies and Peer Editing - Day 4 Honeybees

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Introduction to Expository Writing About Honeybees
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Introduction to Expository Writing About Honeybees
Valerie Gresser
Knoxville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

You mean I have to write my story again, have someone check to make sure it's right, and fix my mistakes?

 
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Reflections (1)
honeybees day 4
   

Revise and Revisit:Simple Machines

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Create and Revise an Informational Paragraph
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Create and Revise an Informational Paragraph
Regan Aymett
Shelbyville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Teach students to write exemplary pieces of informational text by showing them how to revise previous work.

Standards:
 
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tools 2
   

Jack Pretslusky

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Create and Revise an Informational Paragraph
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Create and Revise an Informational Paragraph
Regan Aymett
Shelbyville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students work to find the main idea in a text about a poet who's a first grade favorite: Jack Pretslusky. Then they use evidence in the text to support the main idea.

 
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Reflections (1)
jack prelutsky
   

It's a process. Day 4 of 5

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Reading and Writing Informational Texts
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Reading and Writing Informational Texts
Mariana Robles
Riverside, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Small corrections = Big improvement. Individual conferences target individual student needs.

Standards:
 
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Reflections (1)
it s a process day 5 image
   

Writing Our Good Copies and Final Peer Editing - Day 5 Honeybees

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Introduction to Expository Writing About Honeybees
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Introduction to Expository Writing About Honeybees
Valerie Gresser
Knoxville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

We are in the final stretch. Today our story should be done!

 
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Reflections (1)
peer editing honeybees 4
   

Writing Our Sloppy Copies and Peer Editing

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Analyzing Author's Craft and Expository Writing on Sharks
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Analyzing Author's Craft and Expository Writing on Sharks
Valerie Gresser
Knoxville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Writing our sloppy copies is easy. The checking of a peer's work and offering feedback is still a work in progress.

 
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Resources (15)
 
Reflections (1)
shark 6
   

Writing Our Sloppy Copies and Peer Editing

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Analyzing Author's Craft and Expository Writing on Crabs
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Analyzing Author's Craft and Expository Writing on Crabs
Valerie Gresser
Knoxville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students transfer their writing from their flow map and then help a partner to reread for meaning and check for mistakes

 
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Reflections (2)
crab5
   

Now Get Ready to Write (Author study, Day 3 of 5)

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Writing informational/explanatory text
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Writing informational/explanatory text
Mariana Robles
Riverside, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Graphic organizers keep students on topic. Students need this support to use conventions and to add details to strengthen their writing.

 
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Reflections (1)
author study image
   

Writing Our Sloppy Copies and Peer Editing

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Expository Writing About Elephants
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Expository Writing About Elephants
Valerie Gresser
Knoxville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Our stories begin to take shape on our writing paper, and we get to help each other edit our work.

 
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Reflections (1)
elephant 8
   

Revise and Revisit:Butterflies

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Create and Revise an Informational Paragraph
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Create and Revise an Informational Paragraph
Regan Aymett
Shelbyville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Take a previously created paragraph and edit it to make it better. Amaze people at the quality of first graders' writing!

Standards:
 
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Reflections (1)
butterfly 2
   

Revise and Revisit the Arctic Fox and Giraffe Informational Paragraph

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Create and Revise an Informational Paragraph
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Create and Revise an Informational Paragraph
Regan Aymett
Shelbyville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Go deep into higher order thinking mode while evaluating and analyzing previous work about two animals that seem to be quite captivating.

Standards:
 
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Reflections (1)
arctic fox 3
Common Core ELA
 
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