Detailed Lesson Plans to Teach Early Writers
Emergent Writing Lessons are offered at six stages of writing development. Lesson plans provide teachers with detailed overviews that outline expectations at each stage. They also include step-by-step instructions, objectives, templates for student writing exercises, and checklists for students to self-evaluate whether they meet the goals of each lesson.
Why Use Emergent Writing Lessons
Educators know that kids consider themselves writers long before they see themselves as readers. Early writing experiences are central to a strong emerging writer program.
The writing lessons provide a logical and natural sequence for emerging writers as they move from single pictures with one-word labels to compositions that include sentences with more complex language structures.
Writing lesson plans acknowledge and respect that every emerging writer is different and may require different amounts of time or support at each stage.
How to Use Emergent Writing Lessons
From emergent writing lesson one to lesson six, students learn to first label pictures, then use sight words, nouns, verbs, adjectives, prepositional phrases, and conjunctions, and finally create idea sentences with supporting details.
Each lesson provides unit objectives, a list of materials needed, English Language Learner tips, and other helpful notes that support instruction for emerging writers.
Follow the step-by-step instructions in each writing lesson to transition students from interactive writing to independent writing.
Resources with each writing lesson
- Lesson plan
- Templates (three types that can be used with all six stages)