K5 Computer Lab Lesson Plans

First Grade Informative Writing Lesson - How do Cats Grow?

This first grade writing lesson plan integrates technology into the Common Core Writing Standards for informative / explanatory writing. Students write information explaining how cats grow. This writing lesson gives first grade students practice writing 3 sentences using capitalization and punctuation. Students also learn to search for clipart, and then insert and size their clipart. Students change the font size and print and / save their work.


Grade 1 +



First Grade Writing - Common Core Informative Writing

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


Model and explain each step to students. Be prepared to provide plenty of assistance and then work towards developing increased proficency and mastery.

Increase the font size before beginning writing. You can teach how to select text and increase font size later in the year.

Teach the students how to use the "Backspace" and "Undo" buttons to fix mistakes.

Remind students to press the print button only once.



Finished Example - Common Core Writing Standard - Informative Writing

First Grade Writing Lesson How do Cats Grow?

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