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1st Grade Narrative Writing
Clouds and Rain

Assignment: This writing lesson integrates technology into the Common Core Writing Standard for narrative writing for first grade. Students write the story of clouds and rain and illustrate each sentence with a related image. Students practice writing sentences using proper capitalization and punctuation. Students may search for clipart, and then insert and size their clipart. Students format the text using a larger font size and print and / save their work.

Grade 1 +

Finished Example - Clouds and Rain

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.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.

Common Core Narrative Writing

Teaching Tips:

  • Model and explain each step to students. Be prepared to provide assistance and repetition as necessary. Work towards developing increased proficency, independence and mastery.
  • Have students change to a larger font size before beginning writing. You can teach students how to select text and then increase the font size later as they gain word processing proficiency.
  • Teach the students how to use the "Backspace" and "Undo" buttons to fix mistakes.
  • Remind students to press the print button only once.