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    Step Up To Writing

    This is the writing program we use that focuses on making the writing process simple and easy to remember. Students will become familiar with the 3 main steps in writing by relating them to colors-- green, yellow and red. At each grade level, students master skills of increasing length and complexity.  Red sentences are not a first grade standard, but  feel free to challenge your child at home. I will do the same in class, when students are ready.

    My Dog Molly

    My dog is the smartest brown dog in the whole world. One, when Molly was a small puppy my family and I taught her all kinds of cool tricks. Molly is able to sit down and shake hands with her soft paw when she is told. Another, we like to go outside and play her favorite game which is fetch on the flat green grass. After we play fetch Molly drinks a lot of water from her round water dish. Finally, in the morning she hops up on my cozy bed to lick my warm face. She hops on my bed to wake me up so that I remember to feed her a good breakfast. Obviously, Molly is the best dog in the whole world!



    Topic Sentence: The main topic of the composition is stated.
    Reason/Detail/Fact: Give the reader a main reason, detail or fact

    that relates to and supports the topic sentence. Use transitions

    (First,...Next,… Last,…) to start these sentences.
    Explain/Example: Give an example for the statement made in the

    reason/detail/fact sentence.
    (Not a first grade standard, but will introduce in class in preparation for 2nd grade when students are ready.)
    Concluding Sentence: The topic is restated to remind the reader

    what the composition was about. Begin this sentence with a

    conclusion words such as: Clearly,...In conclusion,... All in

    ,... (The conclusion sentence DOES NOT introduce

    any more details.)


    Good Writers Checklist:

    Student should complete the Good Writers Checklist  after writing the paragraph.

    o Title

    o Indent

    o Transition/Temporal words

    o Capital letters

    o Punctuation

    o Spelling

    o Reread