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Toolbox: K-1 Writing

K-1 Writing


First Grade – Narrative Student Sample

One Day at the Beach The prompt: “The waves crashed against the sand. I plopped my pack down and spread out my towel. It was going to be a wonderful day. Just then…” “My little brother pulled the towel out from under me and I fell face first in the sand. The hot gritty sand […]


The Developmental Stages of Writing: K-1

Where do I begin writing instruction in my k-1 classroom when my students are all over the map? Not literally, (although that is true of the K-1 classroom) but across the developmental scale. Some students are reading when they walk through the door. Others barely know a letter versus a number or a squiggle. Still […]