Language Arts – Writing
Primary Handwriting Guidelines
Price: $12.00 (USD)
Publisher: Village Tales Publishing
Size: 8.5 x 11 in
Grades: Kindergarten – Grade 1
Genre: Language Arts, Writing, Primary Handwriting Guidelines
- Begin with the Alphabets
- Use pictures to spell words
What do writers write?
- Building Sentences
- Punctuation, using period, question mark, comma, exclamation point, quotation marks and apostrophe
- Rules for Capital Letters, beginning of a sentence, the word, I, names of people, places, pets, days of the week, months of the year,
- Personal Pronouns
- Build a Sentence
- I can build a sentence
Fix it Up!
- Rewrite sentence correctly
- Begin each sentence with a capital letter
- Add correct ending punctuation
My sentences have swag!
- S – starts with a capital.
- W – written neatly.
- A – a space between words.
- G – given punctuation.
Parts of a Story
- How a story is written
- The author writes the story
- The illustrator draws the pictures
- The title is the name of the book
- The setting is where the story takes place
- The characters are the people or animals in the story
- The plot is the events I the story: beginning, middle an end.
- The conflict is the problems that the characters face
- The resolution is the part when the problem is solved.
Persuasive Writing – Opinions
- begin to use formats appropriate to the genre (letter and poster)
- state an opinion
- use words, illustrations, or graphics to support an opinion
- Something I think or feel
- I can use opinion words!
- What’s your opinion?
- Sharing opinions with a friend
Making a List
- Putting a series of items written, mentioned, or considered, one following another
- School supply list
- Clothing list
- Shopping list
- Toy list
- To put a word or words on something to identify
- I can label a picture!
- Written communication you sent through the mail
- I can write a letter!
- What is at the post office?
- Where is the Post Office?
- Describing words
- Describes an object, food, person, or animal
- Tell us color, feel, sound, amount, behavior, size, food,
- First, next, last
- First, second, third, last.
- I can sequence events in a story
Narrative – Writing a story
- write a story that involves one event
- use drawings, letters, and phonetically spelled words to describe a personal experience
- write about a picture
- write a story
- Media center
- The library is one type of media center
- Media Purpose – to inform, entertain, or persuade
- Persuade (to get people to believe something or do what they are saying), inform (to give people more information or teach them about something) and entertain (keep people attention, usually in an enjoyable way)
- Digital Media
- What writers do to influence people
- write a piece that involves one topic
- use drawings, letters, and phonetically spelled words to share information
- publish a final copy
- Print Media
Grammar, Usage, Mechanics, and Spelling
- use left to right and top to bottom directionality in writing
- begin to use capitalization at the beginning of sentences and punctuation (periods and question marks) at the end of sentences
Writing Across Genres
- write or dictate to describe familiar persons, places, objects, or experiences explore prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing
- write legibly in manuscript own first and last names with initial capital letters, self-selected and teacher-selected words, and upper and lower case letters of the alphabet
- begin to develop a draft from pre-writing
- begin to develop a sense of closure
- begin to use describing words
- pre-write orally or in writing to generate ideas (graphic organizers and pictures)
Response to Literature
- retell a story orally, through pictures, or in writing
- make connections: text-to-self, text-to-text, text- to-world
Accessing Information / Reference Skills
- explore the use of the media center, picture books, audiovisual resources, and available technology for reading and writings
Computers are fun!
- Desktop Computer Parts
- Laptop Computer Parts
- Computer Devices
- Making Connections – hear, read, write and watch
- Things made by humans to make life easier
- Technology makes life easier
- helps us solve problems
- Technology then and now
- Tell how technology makes life fun
- Community is a place where people live
- Community Helpers are people in the community who help others
- How community helpers help? A police officer keeps us safe, a teacher helps us learn, and a doctor helps us feel better, a market woman sells us food
- A good citizen is also a community helper
- What I want to be when I grow up