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First Grade Technology Common Core Writing Lessons

Writing and Word Processing Series for First Graders

This is a series of Common Core aligned writing and word processing lesson plans designed to guide first graders from introductory typing and word processing skills to high grade level appropriate proficency, independence, and mastery.

1) Students will review important writing skills such as letter / sound recognition, left to right progression, capitalization rules, spacing between words, punctuation (comma, period, question mark, exclamation point), and parts of a paragraph: introduction, details, closing sentence.

2) Student will also practice important word processing skills such as typing, formatting text, using shift, enter, backspace, and undo / redo. Students will also practice searching for clipart and inserting, resizing, moving, and deleting clipart. Students will save and / or print.

These writing lesson plans integrate technology into the Reading / Language Arts curriculum.

 

First Grade Writing - Technology Lesson Plans

These writing technology lesson plans are in order of increasing skill and typing ability.

Simpler writing lessons are first. Lessons that follow utilize a degree of overlap and repetition to provide opportunities for mastery.

To build a strong foundation of typing and writing skills, alternate traditional typing practice with these writing lesson plans.

One possible instructional pattern is to practice typing on a typing program for 2 or 3 sessions, then practice writing using these lesson plans for 2 or 3 sessions.

 

 

 

First Grade Writing Lesson - What Can Birds Do?

Lesson 1 Common Core - Informative Writing

What Can Birds Do?

Students open the word processor application, type three basic sentences, and insert and size one piece of clipart and add their name. Students increase the font size.

Students print and / or save.

How do Cats Grow?

Lesson 2 Common Core Informative Writing

How do Cats Grow?

Students begin practicing writing informative sentences in paragraph order using "First" and "Next". Students insert and size one piece of clipart and add their name. Students increase the font size.

Students print and / or save.

First Grade Writing Lesson Plan - Parts of a Paragraph

Lesson 3 Common Core Opinion Writing

I Like Cats for 2 Reasons

Students continue practicing writing informative sentences in paragraph order using "First" and "Next". Students add and size clipart. Students increase font size to fill the page.

Students print and / or save.

First Grade Writing Lesson Plan Parts of a Paragraph

Lesson 4 Common Core Opinion Writing

I Like Dogs for 3 Reasons

Students use "First", "Next", "Last" sentences to construct their paragraph. Students add and size their clipart. Students increase the font size for better appearance and easier reading.

Students print and / or save.

First Grade Writing Lesson Plan - Party Invitation

Lesson 5 Common Core Informative Writing

Party Invitation

Students create a simple party invitation using When, Where, What. Students add and size clipart. Students increase the font size to fill the page.

Students print and / or save.

First Grade Writing Lesson Plan - Parts of a Paragraph

Lesson 6 Common core Opinion Writing

I Like School for 4 Reasons

Students use the parts of a paragraph: introduction, details, and closing sentence to construct their informative paragraph. Students add and size clipart. Students increase the font size to fill the page.

Students print and / or save.

First Grade Writing Lesson Plan - The Kite

Lesson 7 Common Core Narrative Writing

The Kite

Students write a story about perserverance with their name in it. Students add clipart to illustrate each sentence. This lesson plan uses 3 pieces of clipart. Students increase font size to fill the page.

Students print and / or save.

First Grade Writing Lesson Plan - Itsy Bitsy Spider

Lesson 8 Common Core Narrative Writing

Itsy Bitsy Spider

Students write the Itsy Bitsy Spider story (perserverance theme) with their name in it. Students add clipart to illustrate each line. This lesson plan uses 4 pieces of clipart. Students increase the font size to fill the page.

Students print and / or save.

First Grade Writing Lesson Plan - The Fox and The Grapes

Lesson 9 Common Core Narrative Writing

The Fox and the Grapes

Students write the Fox and Grapes story with their name in it. Students add clipart to illustrate each sentence. This lesson plan uses 4 pieces of clipart. Students increase the font size to fill the page.

Students print and / or save.

 

 


 

Writing and Word Processing Additional Practice Lessons

 

First Grade Writing Prompt

Common Core Narrative Writing

My Ouch Story

Students write a sequenced story about a boo-boo they got.. Students insert clipart to illustrate the story and increase the font size to fill the page.

Students print and / or save.

clouds and rain writing practice

Common Core Narrative Writing

Clouds and Rain

Students write a narrative story about clouds and rain. Students insert clipart to illustrate the story and increase the font size to fill the page.

Students print and / or save.

Common Core Narrative Writing

My Vacation

Students write an informative story about a vacation or place they have visited. Students insert a related illustration. Students increase the font to fill the page.

Students print and / or save.

First Grade Writing Lesson - Way of the Ant

Common Core Narrative Writing

Way of the Ant

Students write a story about the way of the ant ( keep trying - perserverance theme) using their own name. Students add clipart illustrations. Students size the font to fill the page.

Students print and / or save.

First Grade Writing Lesson - My Friend

Common Core Narrative Writing

My Friend

Students write a narrative story about a friend. Students search for and insert one or more pieces of clipart to illustrate their story. Students increase the font size to better fill the page.

Students print and / or save.

First Grade Writing Lesson - Hare and Tortoise

Common Core Narrative Writing

Hare and Tortoise

Students write a narrative story about the Hare and Tortoise ( Keep trying - perserverance theme ) using their own name. Students add clipart to illustrate the story. Students increase the font size to fill the page.

Students print and / or save.

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