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Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

 
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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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Big, Bigger, Biggest

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Language and Foundational skills
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Language and Foundational skills
Mariana Robles
Riverside, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Now they can compare, exagerate and describe better and betterer and betterer.

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Stretching Sentences

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Language
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Language
Regan Aymett
Shelbyville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

This lesson will make expanding sentences as easy as stretching a silly band.

 
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Lights, Camera, Action!

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Language and Foundational skills
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Language and Foundational skills
Mariana Robles
Riverside, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

If they understand the elements of a sentence, they can build richer language.

 
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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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Speaking, Listening and Writing Compound Contrasting Sentences

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Comparing, Contrasting, and Determining Theme in Multicultural Cinderella Stories
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Comparing, Contrasting, and Determining Theme in Multicultural Cinderella Stories
Valerie Gresser
Knoxville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Today we are using text evidence and writing answers with complex sentence structure.

 
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Writing Our Story Using a Flow Map

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

We aren't shying away from the challenge of creating a well structured piece of nonfiction by turning our notes into sentences that make sense and support a main idea.

 
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Silly Sentences

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Language
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Language
Regan Aymett
Shelbyville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Use this silly and entertaining lesson to engage the students in learning to write complete sentences.

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What Am I?

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Language
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Language
Regan Aymett
Shelbyville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students read, sort, and write words on a graphic organizer to classify nouns, verbs, and adjectives.

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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)
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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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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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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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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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Creating Amazing Introductory Sentences

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

The devil is in the details. Before we create a "sloppy copy" we are going to work on little details such as introductory sentences and interesting ways to start our sentences.

Standards:
 
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Print all upper- and lowercase letters.

Use common, proper, and possessive nouns.

Use singular and plural nouns with matching verbs in basic sentences (e.g., He hops; We hop).

Use personal, possessive, and indefinite pronouns (e.g., I, me, my; they, them, their, anyone, everything).

Use verbs to convey a sense of past, present, and future (e.g., Yesterday I walked home; Today I walk home; Tomorrow I will walk home)

Use frequently occurring adjectives

Use frequently occurring conjunctions (e.g., and, but, or, so, because).

Use determiners (e.g., articles, demonstratives).

Use frequently occurring prepositions (e.g., during, beyond, toward).

Produce and expand complete simple and compound declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory sentences in response to prompts.

Common Core ELA
 
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