Designed for the Kindergarten or Transitional Kindergarten teacher, this package includes the following:
Writing by Design® Printed Teaching Manual
Writing by Design® Printed Teaching Manual for Letter and Sentence Formation
Writing by Design® Online Teaching Manual (1 teacher license) for off-site planning and computer projection. Optional annual renewal after first year, $50.
Free password-protected access to supporting documents and teaching resources
The manual provides step-by-step comprehensive lesson plans for instruction of genre-specific writing: (1) Personal Narrative, (2) Summary of a Narrative Text, (3) Summary of an Informative Text, (4) Informative, and (5) Opinion.
Lessons are supported by:
Introductory Six Traits lessons
Pictorials and lesson references to Six Traits and Genre Charts
Reproducible student handouts and worksheets
Common Core Standards alignment
“No Excuse Spelling” K-8 and grade-specific word lists
Revision and Editing tools and exercises
Supportive lesson resources
Differentiated teaching tips for ELL and students with special needs
Engaging beginnings and conclusions
Figurative language definitions and examples
Advanced Parts of Speech/Word Choice examples
Academic language reference
Lesson-specific recommended picture books
The manual for Letter and Sentence Formation includes lesson plans and reproducible worksheets for students to build letter formation skills, writing simple sentences using high-frequency words, and phonetic spelling.
Writing by Design® usesrecommended picture books, which are listed here.