In first grade, students are beginning to develop their writing skills for the first time.
These students should work towards complex writing goals–i.e.
Your mom and dad buy you a new big dog as a Christmas present!
Who is the most famous person who has that job already?
What is your teacher's name, what does he or she look like, and what do you like about him or her?
Who makes it better your mom, dad, or a restaurant?
composing a chronological narrative and expressing an opinion–but should be given flexibility in how that writing is produced.
For example, first graders may construct a narrative by drawing a series of pictures, or convey an opinion by dictating their thoughts to a teacher.
Editing: Writers correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Here are just a few: with them in real and meaningful ways.
Publishing/Sharing: Writers create a final copy of their work and share it. They can be as short as 2 minutes and might take as long as 15. We don’t need to drill our children on the skills of good writing.