Writing is an essential part of first grade. We have writing workshop four times a week. This is the time where the kids learn about small moment stories, letter writing, personal narratives, character study. In writing workshop the children will also learn about adding details, revising, and editing.
We also have a green writing journal where we spend about 10 minutes each day writing. Usually I give the children a prompt and they develop it into a short story. I always ask them to add detail and tell me why or what they are writing about. Once the children finish writing they have a chance to illustrate a picture.
Using the green writing journals is a wonderful opportunity to practice writing.
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