Writer's Workshop: 1st Grade

Digging in and getting our hands dirty!

Food for Thought!

"Your first graders may seem young, but they are like sponges at this age, easily able to soak up information. And they are eager to show off their new found skills and the work that comes out of these - so capitalize on that! Right away, establish the expectation that they will not just write a ton, but they will make significant revisions to their drafts!" - Lucy Calkins

Let's Explore Lucy!

1st Grade Units of Study


  • Unit 1 - Small Moments - writing with focus, detail, and dialogue
  • Unit 2 - Non-fiction Chapter Books
  • Unit 3 - Writing Reviews
  • Unit 4 - From Scenes to Series - writing fiction

Where to go from here?

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