Last year my school district implemented a new writing program. It was a program that was written in house using Lucy Calkins writing program. We all got a handbook with pre-written lessons, a set of Lucy's books & a box of mentor texts. I have to say that although it was a bit difficult at times to get used to a new writing program it felt like Christmas to get all those goodies.
We got a set of each of these.
AND we got a box of mentor text for each grade. I can only share grades K-2 because I don't have those titles.Mentor Texts for:
KindergartenGood Dog Carl, Library Mouse, Scaredy Squirrel, It Looked Like Spilled Milk, Ducks, Yo! Yes?, Do's and Don'ts, When I was Little, When I was Five, Kids Poems: Teaching Kindergartners to Love Writing Poetry, The Hello Goodbye Window, Bunny Cakes, Chimpanzees Living in Communities, My Steps.
1st GradeA Chair for My Mother, Sumi's Frst Day of School Ever, Kissing Hand, Owl Moon, Koala Lou, John Willy and Freddy McGee, Kids Poems: Teaching 1st graders to Love Writing Poetry, Shortcuts, Knufflebunny, Seahorses, Too Many Tamales, Alexander and the No Good, Very Bad Day.
2nd GradeMy Rotten Redheaded Older Brother, Fireflies, Marianthe's Story, Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, Piggie Pie, Amazing Grace, Wolves, Bat Loves the Night, The Bill Martin Jr. Big Book of Poetry, Cook-a-Doodle-Doo, Chicks & Salsa, If I Build a Car.
So I said I would share and I am going to do just that. Below you will find 2 lessons from each quarter so that you can get a sample of how the lessons are set up.
*The yellow arrow shows the Grade (0 is Kinder). Quarter. Lesson # & state standard.
*The purple arrow shows the title of the lesson & what you will cover
*The green arrow tells the area you will be teaching/ or mode your in
*The orange arrow tells if you will address any writing traits.
*The blue arrow states the objective
I think the rest is kind of self explanatory, here are the lessons I scanned. I picked 2 lessons from each quarter for the grades I teach, Kinder, 1st & 2nd.
Kinder UoS Writing
1st Grade UoS Writing
2nd Grade UoS Writing
Have you used Lucy Calkin's program? Do you like it? If not what kind of Writing program do you use?
Hope your having a good weekend. :)