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Grade Level Writing Rubrics: This link will take you directly to the Delaware DOE website that has all of the grade level writing rubrics for narrative, argumentation/opinion, and informative/explanatory writing aligned to CCSS


Common Core Writing Samples: This link will take you to Appendix C of the Common Core State Standards: Samples of Student Writing


Narrative Writing Module Resources:

Common Core Posters for Narrative Writing Module:

Kindergarten

First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade


*From Red Clay SMART Board Site:

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SMART Board Resources for Writing:

These SMART Board lessons were created by Red Clay Teachers/Literacy Coaches during the pilot year of the module. Some revisions were made to the unit. Feel free to revise the lessons as needed. Also, please feel free to share your lessons with other teachers in the district.

2nd Grade Narrative SMART Lessons- These lessons were developed by M. Brady to use as a resource. Feel free to edit or revise as needed.

2nd Grade Lesson 1: What is a narrative?
2nd Grade Lesson 2: Story Elements: Beginnind, Middle, End
2nd Grade Lesson 3: Action and Description
2nd Grade Lesson 4: The Narrative Writing Diamond
2nd Grade Lesson 5: Point of View
2nd Grade Lesson 6: The Writing Process
2nd Grade Lesson 7: Prewriting
2nd Grade Lesson 8: Organization- The Narrative Diamond
2nd Grade Lesson 9: Writing Good Leads
2nd Grade Lesson 10: Setting
2nd Grade Lesson 11: Transition Words
2nd Grade Lesson 12: Engaging Endings

3rd Grade Narrative SMART Lessons:

3rd Grade Lesson 1: Introduction to Narrative Writing

3rd Grade Lesson 2: Introducing the "Notes for a Personal Narrative" Graphic Organizer

3rd Grade Lesson 3: Understanding the Writing Process

3rd Grade Lesson 4: Prewriting for Our Guided Narratives

3rd Grade Lesson 5: Crafting Our Lead

3rd Grade Lesson 6: Sequence of Events

3rd Grade Lesson 7: Show, Don't Tell

3rd Grade Lesson 8: Transition Words and Phrases

3rd Grade Lesson 9: Inserting Dialogue

3rd Grade Lesson 10: Writing an Effective Ending

3rd Grade Lesson 11: Editing and Publishing Final Draft

3rd Grade Lesson 12: Publishing Party

3rd Grade Lesson 13: Independent Writing Project

4th Grade Narrative SMART Lessons:

4th Grade Lesson 1 by L. Cordrey

4th Grade Lesson 2 by L. Cordrey

5th Grade Narrative:

5th Grade Lesson 1: What is Narrative Writing?

5th Grade Lesson 2: The Narrative Writing Diamond

5th Grade Lesson 3: Author's Craft

5th Grade Lesson 4: Prewriting/Brainstorming

5th Grade Lesson 5A: Engaging Beginnings

5th Grade Lesson 5B: Spicing Up Your Setting With Sensory Detail

5th Grade Lesson 6A: Plot Mountain- Story Elements

5th Grade Lesson 6B: Transition Words

5th Grade Lesson 6C: Word Choice

5th Grade Lesson 6D: The Turning Point

5th Grade Lesson 6E: Effective Endings

5th Grade Lesson 7A: Discussing Dialogue

5th Grade Lesson 7B: Punctuating Dialogue

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Argumentation/Opinion Module Resources

Common Core Writing Posters for Opinion Module
Kindergarten CCSS
1st Grade CCSS
2nd Grade CCSS
3rd Grade CCSS
4th Grade CCSS
5th Grade CCSS

2nd Grade SMART Board Lesson 1

2nd Grade SMART Board Lesson 2

2nd Grade Lesson 3 Power Point

2nd Grade Lesson 5 PowerPoint: Strong Introductions for Opinion Writing



4th Grade Lesson 1 PowerPoint: "Persuasive Strategies" from Read, Write, Think (This link will take you to the RWT page. Scroll down and click on Power Point Presentation.


5th Grade SMART Board Lesson by S. Zdrojewski:

5th Grade Lesson 1: What does it mean to persuade?

5th Grade Lesson 2: How does evidence support an opinion?

5th Grade Lesson 3: How can we develop criteria to support an opinion?

5th Grade Lesson 4: Point of View

5th Grade Lesson 5: How can a mentor text help us to develop our own persuasive writing?

5th Grade Lesson 6: Is it Emotional or Logical?

5th Grade Lesson 7: What makes an effective persuasive argument?

5th Grade Lesson 8: Backing up Generalities with Facts

5th Grade Lesson 9:

5th Grade Lesson 10:

5th Grade Lesson 11


*From Red Clay SMART Board Site:

IMPORTANT NOTE TO DOWNLOADING SMART NOTEBOOK FILES!*The state of Delaware for some reason forces many .notebook files to be downloaded as follows:

1. Right click on the file and click 'Save As' or 'Save Link As'

2. Change the format to 'All Files' (the second window)

3. Change the file name to .notebook (instead of .zip)

SMART Board lessons and Other Resources for Informative Modules

Kindergarten Informative Module SMARTBoard and Other Resources:

How To Module:
Features Checklist Notebook
Brainstorming with Pic 2
Brainstorming with Pic 3

1st Grade Informative Module SMART Resources:

Tiles and Timelines Notebook

MLK Timeline Notebook
Fiction/Nonfiction Notebook
All About Me Notebook
Bibliography Notebook

1st Grade "All About..." Module SMARTBoard and Additional Resources:

Lesson 3(Smart Board Lesson)
Lesson 5 (Smart Board Lesson)
Bee Benefits
HoneyBee Mystery
Honeybees- Enchanted Learning
Lesson 2: Headings Activity


2nd Grade Informative SMART Board Resources

Lesson 1 Brainstorm Web
Lesson 1 Exit Ticket
Lesson 2 Headings and Details
Lesson 2 Main Idea and Details Passages
Lesson 2 Main Idea and Details Passages 2
Lesson 6 Frog Research Outline
Lesson 6 Teacher Model
Lesson 6 What is Research?
Lesson 8 Teacher Model Text Features
Lesson 10 Student Writing Process


2nd Grade Informative CCSS Poster

Additional Informative lessons on SMART Board










3rd Grade Informative SMART Board Resource

Lesson 1, Days 1 & 2 SMART Resources.notebook
Lesson 2, Days 3 & 4 SMART Resources- Compare and Contrast Video.notebook
Lesson 3, Days 5 & 6 SMART Resources.notebook
Lesson 4, Days 7 & 8 SMART Resources.notebook
Lesson 5, Days 9 & 10 SMART Resources-Graphic Organizer.notebook
Lesson 6, Day 11 SMART Resources- book and organizer.notebook
Lesson 7, Days 12, 13, 14 SMART Resources.notebook
Lesson 8, Days 15 & 16 SMART Resource.notebook
Lesson 9, Days 17-19 SMART Resource- Editing Checklist.notebook
Lesson 10, Days 21-30 SMART Resource- Graphic Organizer for SI students.notebook
Lesson 10, Days 21-30 SMART Resource- Graphic Organizer of A and OL students.notebook
Lesson 10, Days 21-30 SMART Resource- Overview, Big Question, Editing Checklist.notebook

4th Grade Informative Module SMART Board Resources

Lesson 1 SMART Lesson
Lesson 2 SMART Lesson

5th Grade Informative Module SMART Board Resources

* Please change the zip folder to all files and save as a .notebook to open- see full instructions above if having trouble opening the files.

Lesson 1
Lesson 2
Lesson 3
Lesson 4
Lesson 5
Lesson 6
Lesson 7
Lesson 8
Lesson 9
Lesson 10
Lesson 11
Lesson 12
Lesson 13
Lesson 14