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CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1.2 Write...

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1.2 - Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.

Authors: National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, Council of Chief State School Officers

Title: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1.2 Write Informative/explanatory Texts In Which They Name... Writing - 1st Grade English Language Arts Common Core State Standards

Publisher: National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington D.C.

Copyright Date: 2010

(Page last edited 10/08/2017)

  1. Descriptive Prompt - Lesson plan with activities that include writing a short paragraph.
  2. Expository Writing - Lesson plan with handout; writing an expository sentence.
  3. Nonfiction Unit Plan - Student learn many things about what makes a book non-fiction.
  4. Story Mapping - Handout; A blank story path for children to use to plan story writing. There are spaces for 5 drawings e.g. Introduction; build-Up; problem; resolution; ending
  5. The Day Jimmy's Boa Taught Cause and Effect - Unit plan; Class discussions about each event and its cause are followed by tasks for the students to help illustrate understanding of the concept. Students create cause-and-effect pictures, puzzles, and flow charts as they explore the genre. As a culminating activity, students write their own book with causes and effects, which are assessed with a rubric.
  6. Unit Plan; Report About Frogs - This 3-4 week unit leads students in an exploration of informational text



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