Saturday, October 8, 2022

Free Writing Unit For Grades 1 and 2: Opinion, Narrative, and Informational!

 Free Guided Writing Unit for Grades K-2

Fictional narrative, personal narrative, opinion and informational prompts!

I have another new FREE series that I think you are going to love as much as I do! This one is all about WRITING! I have other writing freebies too (and more to come!) you can see them here!

Have you ever sat down with your child to write and it just doesn't happen? I have been there and I totally know how you feel! When I first started homeschooling my oldest kiddo I used a super strict curriculum and sort of just expected him to follow along - and yeah, that did NOT work out so well!

The truth about writing and kids is that we cannot expect them to just come out with a plethora of papers and ideas. Even if you have a kiddo with a vivid imagination, putting those ideas onto paper, especially when you put them on the spot, can be a challenge. Remember, elementary kids, are still just learning how to put their own thoughts and feelings forward verbally. Writing is a whole other ballgame!

What I have found can really help is to use what I call guided writing. What this does is give your child a simple outline to fill in so that they know what to write and, with your guidance, really can write an entire paragraph or short paper. Really!

Whether they actually put pen to paper and write it themselves or you write down what they dictate to you, this type of writing helps kids organize their thoughts and give them ideas on what they could write about. It also shows them what a certain type of paper should look like.

In this unit, I have included four different papers for your kiddo to write. You could use these throughout the next two years if your kiddo is in cycle 1 (grades 1-2) or you could use one per month or week - I do plan on releasing more! (for older grades too!)

These will also cover the English Language Arts competency (for my Quebec homeschoolers) that states "to write self-expressive, narrative, and information-based texts". In fact, it covers all of those! If you add in typing or reading these out loud on audio, you can also add in the competency of "represents their literacy in different media" Check and check!

Of course, even if you are not following the Quebec education system, you are free to use these in your classroom, homeschool, co-op, or class! I really hope that you do! And that your learners enjoy them!

This unit has the following inside:

  • Peronsal Narrative: The first things I did this morning
  • Fictional Narrative: If I could fly like a bird
  • Opinion Piece: I do / do not like bugs because...
  • Informational Piece: All About my Favourite Animal
It also includes some cover sheets you can use to make this into a notebook, and some extra writing pages for final drafts, or just for fun!

I truly hope that you enjoy using this unit and that your learners do too! I especially hope it makes your teaching/homeschooling just a little bit easier!

You can download this freebie below using the link under the picture. Just be sure when sharing to share the link to this blog and not to google drive. Thank you!

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