W.1.3

Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure.

 


VOCABULARY
  • events
  • order/sequence
  • setting
  • character

  • detail
  • topic
  • beginning/middle/end
  • conclusion/concluding sentence

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD 

    • In their early experiences with narrative writing, first grade students need to write with a clear, simple focus and include details that elaborate but stay on topic. 
    • Students need a solid understanding of the concepts of “beginning”, “middle”, and “end” and how to describe an event based on these concepts. 
    • Related, students need to be able to use temporal or time-cue words, such as now and later, to show sequence of events. 
    • First graders are learning that writing narratives includes providing both an introduction and a conclusion (closing).


QUESTIONS TO FOCUS INSTRUCTION  what's this

    • How can I provide students practice in learning to using details for purposes of elaboration in their writing? 
    • What tools, such as graphic organizers, can be used to help students structure a sequence of events? 
    • What other strategies can be used to teach students to identify the sequence of events in a read-aloud book? 
    • What every day, personal events (such as getting ready for school) can be suggested to first graders as topics for narrative writing? 
 

 


LEARNING PROGRESSION
Go to W.K.3 to see skills mastered prior to this.
Go to W.2.3 to see the progression of related skills.