This package offers the introductory guide Writing is Elementary: Teaching Young Children to Write alongside the module Bookmarks: Narratives.
Writing is Elementary: Teaching Young Children to Write serves as an introduction and a guide to this module. It focuses on the four basic qualities of writing:
After explaining these fundamental building blocks, classroom-tested lessons are provided to teach each specific quality. These lessons can be easily differentiated for various developmental levels. Whole-class instruction, guided work, and individual responses are included.
Building on the skills learned in the guide, Bookmarks: Narratives is a step-by-step resource that focuses on creating characters, setting, and plot. Through direct instruction and guided writing, it teaches students the qualities of a narrative in three developmental levels.
Level One Qualities of Writing
- What the character wants
- Idea to solve the problem
Children are natural storytellers. Storytelling is an important literacy activity that increases a child's ability to communicate. Bookmarks: Narratives strengthens students' imaginations and teaches them the art of communication.
- 40 classroom-tested lessons
- Scaffolding of instruction: whole-class modeling, guided practice, and independent writing.
- Scoring rubrics
- Annotated student anchor papers
- A bibliography of recommended books