This unit is all about writing true, personal stories.
Students will be expected to:
- - write a story that zooms in on a small moment.
(Not just going to Nickelodeon Universe, but ONE ride.)
For example, I went there this summer with two girls I was caring for. First, we bought our tickets. They were really cheap, because it was Kid's Day. Next, we went on a ride with a lot of swings. The two girls went on a double swing, and I had to sit facing backwards. I instantly did not feel good, because I don't like not seeing where I am going. I closed my eyes the whole ride. At the end, the girls said, "Let's go again!" I said, "You two can go again, but I will watch."
Notice how I did not talk about all of the other rides we went on, but just ONE small moment.
- - leave spaces between words.
- - include punctuation (periods, exclamation points).
- - use lower case and upper case letters appropriately.
- - use the word wall as a resource.
- - stretch out familiar words.
Persuasive Letter Writing
- In this unit, your child will write a persuasive letter and work on the following standards:
- - introduce a topic.
- - state an opinion & give reasons for the opinion.
- - write a conclusion.
- - write on a line with appropriate spacing.
- - use capital letters for beginning of sentences, names and dates.
- - use periods at end of sentences.
- - spell common words accurately, & untaught words phonetically (sounding them out).
In this unit students write how-to books on something they are experts on.
Examples: making a pizza, tying shoes, playing soccer, baking a cake, washing hands, making a snowman
- - name a topic.
- - write about the topic.
- - write steps in order to teach about the topic.
- - write a conclusion.
Informational Text: Question and Answer Books
In this unit students will write a Question and Answer book on a topic he/she is an expert on.
Example: animals, sports, plants, the solar system
- -name a topic.
- -write about a topic.
- -explain the topic with some facts.
- -write a conclusion.
- -remember information from their experiences (with help).
- -gather information from sources given to them to answer a question (with help).
- - continue to work on using periods, question marks, and capital letters.
- - uses letter or letters for most consonant and short-vowel sounds and simple words are spelled phonetically (example: cat, run, bus, stop, stay, went).
Using story elements (characters, setting, problem, solution) students will write retells that introduce the story, include an opinion, and evidence from the text to support their opinion about the book.
- - Form an opinion about a book and give a reason for that opinion.
- - Introduce their topic.
- - Focus on a topic.
- - Write a conclusion.
- - Continue to work on using periods, question marks, and capital letters.
- - Uses letter or letters for most consonant and short-vowel sounds and simple words are spelled phonetically (example: cat, run, bus, stop, stay, went).