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Scope & Sequence - Writing & Thinking for Grade 1

1. LETTER WRITING

(Language Experience Unit)

Writing Objective: Writing (or dictating) an exposition: informing others through a letter

Thinking Objective: Selecting a subject of interest and communicating ideas about it

 

2. RECORDING EXPERIENCES

(Language Experience Unit)


Writing Objective: Writing an exposition: Informing others of a variety of experiences

Thinking Objective: Sequencing events chronologically or by order of importance

 

4. GOING SHOPPING

(Personal Narrative)

Writing Objective: Writing a personal narrative: informing others about favorite things

Thinking Objective: Analyzing reasons for personal preferences

 

5. MY TOY

(Exposition)

Writing Objective: Writing an exposition: informing others about how a toy works

Thinking Objective: Selecting characteristics of an object to describe its use

 

6. DESCRIBING AN OBJECT FROM NATURE

(Descriptive Exposition)

Writing Objective: Writing a descriptive exposition: informing others about an object’s attributes

Thinking Objective: Categorizing observations into the five sensory categories

 

7. PROBLEM SOLVING

(Exposition)

Writing Objective: Writing an exposition: explaining how to solve a problem

Thinking Objective: Developing practical solutions to a problem and anticipating the results

 

8. WRITING DIALOGUE FOR STORY CHARACTERS

(Invented Narrative)

Writing Objective: Writing an invented narrative: informing others through story dialogue

Thinking Objective: Inventing appropriate dialogue for characters in different stages of a story

 

9. STORY WRITING

(Invented Narrative)

Writing Objective: Writing an invented narrative: explaining a problem and proposing a solution

Thinking Objective: Identifying feelings related to a problem and devising a solution