|Writing in Kindergarten & 1st Grade|
Many teachers struggle with teaching writing. Some districts have strict writing curriculum in place, while others have no curriculum and those teachers are left to fend for themselves. Regardless of which category you fall into, Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD from here on out) can work in your classroom. SRSD is not a writing curriculum, but a framework designed to mesh with your current writing instruction. If you're not familiar with this writing framework you can read a past post of mine HERE, visit the Think SRSD website, or checkout Project Write by Vanderbilt Kennedy Center.
The Common Core Standards for writing focus on these three mode- informative, opinion, and narrative. If you invest the time to model and implement this strategy in your classroom, you will have students meeting the standards for these writing modes.
My past post was on informative writing, so today's will focus on narrative and opinion. The mnemonic POW applies to all three modes: P-pull apart the prompt, O-organize my notes. W-write and say more. POW can easily be applied to math tasks, by the way...
The librarian in me wanted a list of books I could use as mentor texts when either introducing or teaching one of the three modes of writing, so I threw together a list of picture books appropriate for read-alouds. You can download the list by clicking the image below.
Zaner Bloser also has some great resources for writing that you can download for free. The opinion writing unit is great! You can access it HERE.
If you are unfamiliar with SWAG (under Y), here is your explanation-
You can download the complete free resource HERE.
If your students need a reminder when it comes to making sure they have all the elements of a narrative, this visual might help-
It is free to download from my TpT store!
I hope you found some resources that will help you in your classroom! I will add to this post as I find more things to share with you. I hope you will share great resources with me in the comments below. Be sure to follow my TpT store to receive updates when new products are added and follow my blog by email so you never miss a thing!