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 First Grade

Writing Pacing Guide:  2012 – 2013


*1st Nine Weeks*

-Beginning of the year writing activities, getting to know you

-handwriting practice

-letters, words, sentences

-correct spacing

-capitalization, punctuation

-I ( capitalized )

-writing simple sentences

-writing simple questions

-environmental print

*2nd nine weeks*

-mini lesson:  writing good beginning sentences

-writing narrative stories:  3 sentences

-mini lessons:  common and proper nouns, verbs

-writing narrative stories:  4 sentences

-editing and revising ( begin and continue entire year )

-opinion pieces

*3rd nine weeks*

-writing narrative stories:  5 sentences

-writing stories using seasonal pictures:  6 sentences


-mini lesson:  singular and plural

-100th day writing activities

-informative journal writing:  historical figures

-thank you notes

-informational writing:  careers

*4th nine weeks*

-produce and expand four types of sentences

-write how – to stories

-mini lesson:  subject/verb agreement

-exclamation points


-descriptive writing:  Spring

-end of year review

-memories of first grade journals