K5 Computer Lab Lesson Plans

First Grade Informative Writing Lesson - What Can Birds Do?

Common Core Informative Writing - Lesson 1 - What Can Birds Do?

This writing lesson plan integrates technology into the Common Core Writing Standard for informative / explanatory writing for first grade.

Students write information explaining two things that birds can do.

Students practice writing 3 sentences using capitalization and punctuation.

Students also learn to search for clipart in Microsoft Word, and then insert and size their clipart.

Students format the text using a larger font size and print and / save their work.

Grade 1 +



First Grade Writing - Common Core Informative Writing

Students open the word processor application and write brief information about what birds can do. Students 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 assistance and repetition as necessary. Work towards developing increased proficency, independence and mastery.

Change to a larger font size before beginning writing. You can teach students how to select text and then increase the font size later in the series.

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 What Can Birds Do?

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