SESSION 1 | Grades K-2 / ELL Levels 1-2 | HANDOUT
Write in the primary grades
Teach developmentally appropriate writing all year
Recognize the developmental stages within the modes of writing.
Recognize the essential skills per mode.
Teach students how to “choose” a side.
Collect details for all perspectives.
Explain the what & why organization.
Generate whole-class lists of reasons to support different opinions.
Transition from interactive writing to independent writing.
Convey accurate information in pictures, labels, and lists.
Expect stories to have plots.
Brainstorm different types of problems based on the characters within each setting.
Introduce the character(s).
Anchor the problem in a setting.
Introduce Setup, Mix-up, Fix-up and provide writing templates for primary students.