Unit of work based on Marc Martin’s book, ‘A River’ Text adapted for a 1-2 class Includes model text and a story map Focus: Setting descriptions (Australian themed) Lesson PPTs on similes and prepositions 5 Sentence Story PPT
Talk for Writing - The Teacher Pleaser Machine by Pie Corbett (adapted for a Grade 1/2 class) This resources includes PPTs of lesson ideas and story map It goes through the different stages of Talk for Writing: Imitation (including story map), Innovation and Independent application. Language focus: causal conjunctions (lots of tuning in games which can be played as lesson starters) There are also some slides explaining how to use rhetorical questions and the importance of chronological order (using sentence signposts).
1-2 Unit on Weather Poetry Includes lots of short burst poetry lessons ready to go Acrostic and shape poems Cloud, rain and thunderstorm poetry a lesson on rainbows
A mini unit for 1-2s all about why and how we use punctuation marks in our writing Includes Kung Fu punctuation, sentence snakes and proper noun activities