Write Your Way Curriculum: Grades K-2
A flexible, 4-week unit designed for K-2 students to "write their way" with authentic purpose. Includes a curriculum guide, calendar, and links to all related 826 Digital resources.Begin Here
Informational, Narrative, Persuasive, Poetry, Social-Emotional Learning
Up to 4 weeks: 20 sessions, 30-45 minutes each
Write Your Way Curriculum Guide (Grades K-2)
What Your Students Will Learn
- Students will explore four different purposes of writing: to reflect, to connect, to create, and to make a difference.
- Students will be introduced to different text types, including journal/memoir, letter, narrative, informative/explanatory, and opinion pieces.
- Students will utilize different revision strategies to refine and strengthen their writing.
Common Core Alignments
Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure.
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure.
With guidance and support from adults, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions from peers, and add details to strengthen writing as needed.
Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.
What Your Students Will Produce
Over the course of the unit, students will produce a range of texts and choose up to 4 texts to revise and share with their peers.