Introduction:
ELA I Can Statements:
Standards
Performance Assessments

Launching (September)

  • W.1.3-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.
  • W.1.5-With guidance and support from adults, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions from peers, and add details strengthen writing as needed.
  • W.1.6-With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.
  • L.1.2-Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
  • L.K.2.a-Capitalize the first word in a sentence and the pronoun I.
Students will revise, edit, and publish one of the drafts from their writing folder. Use rubric to evaluate draft and final writing piece.

Personal Narrative (October-November)

  • W.1.3-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.
  • W.1.5-With guidance and support from adults, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions from peers, and add details strengthen writing as needed.
  • W.1.6 -With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.
  • L.1.1-Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
  • L.1.2-Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
  • L.1.5-With guidance and support from adults, demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
  • L.K.2.a-Capitalize the first word in a sentence and the pronoun I.
Students will revise, edit, and publish one of the drafts from their writing folder.

How-To (December)

  • W.1.5 -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.
  • W.1.7 -Participate in shared research and writings projects (e.g. explore a number of “how-to” books on a given topic and use them to write a sequence of instructions).
  • W.1.8-With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
Students revise and edit one how to.


All-About (January)
  • W.1.2-Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
  • W.1.5-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.
  • W.1.8-With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
  • L.1.1-Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
  • L.1.2-Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Students brainstorm, write, and revise one All About book.


Research (February-March)

  • W.1.2-Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
  • W.1.5-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.
  • W.1.8-With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
  • L.1.1-Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
  • L.1.2-Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Students revise and edit one shared informational research piece.


Persuasive Letter (April)

  • W.1.1-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.
  • W.1.8-With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
  • W.1.6-With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.
  • L.1.1-Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
  • L.1.2-Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
  • RL.1.1-Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
  • RL.1.2-Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
Students revise and edit one opinion letter.

Persuasive Author's Study (May)

  • W.1.1-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.
  • W.1.5-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.
  • L.1.1-Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
  • L.1.2-Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
  • RL.1.3-Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story using key details.
Students revise and edit one opinion author study.


Poetry (June)