Standards-Based Lessons That Guide Students Through the Writing Process, Teach Conventions, Explore Genres, and Help First Graders Write Effective Sentences and Paragraphs
By Mary Godley-Sugrue and Kathleen A. Carden
A complete, standards-based writing curriculum designed specifically for first graders’ developmental needs. The authors, experienced teachers, have sequenced the skills first-grade writers need to acquire. Then they created engaging lessons to teach and reinforce these skills. Through daily journal prompts and weekly writing lessons, first graders move from labeling pictures, to writing sentences, to composing paragraphs. Includes management strategies, conferring tips, and much, much more! 160 pages.
If a student is having a hard time remembering to use ending punctuation, have the student first say, then write, and finally stop the sentence by using a red marker or a red star sticker to symbolize a stop sign. Continue with this visual approach until the student has internalized the rule!