LAFS.1.W.1.3Archived Standard

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.
General Information
Subject Area: English Language Arts
Grade: 1
Strand: Writing Standards
Idea: Level 3: Strategic Thinking & Complex Reasoning
Date Adopted or Revised: 12/10
Date of Last Rating: 02/14
Status: State Board Approved - Archived

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
5010010: English for Speakers of Other Languages-Elementary (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (course terminated))
5010020: Basic Skills in Reading-K-2 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2021, 2021 and beyond (current))
5010030: Functional Basic Skills in Communications-Elementary (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
5021030: Social Studies Grade 1 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 - 2023 (current), 2023 and beyond)
5010042: Language Arts - Grade One (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2021, 2021 and beyond)
7710012: Access Language Arts - Grade 1 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
7721012: Access Social Studies - Grade 1 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 and beyond)
5010210: Theatre - Grade 1 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2020 (course terminated))
5004210: Theatre Grade 1 (Specifically in versions: 2020 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))

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Close Reading: The Little Red Hen:

In this close reading lesson, students will analyze the classic folk tale, The Little Red Hen. They will first use vocabulary strategies to help them determine the meaning of unknown words. Students will then complete a story element graphic organizer describing the characters, setting and major events of the story. Students will also complete a sequencing organizer by retelling events from The Little Red Hen. Students will then use their story element graphic organizer and sequencing organizer to help them write a narrative retelling the story including the central message. The teacher will evaluate the narrative writing using a narrative rubric.

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Close Reading: Koala Lou by Mem Fox:

In this close reading lesson students will be analyzing story elements using the engaging book Koala Lou by Mem Fox. Through several readings the students will increase their comprehension of the text by identifying and describing story elements, answering text-dependent questions, and making connections. They will determine the central message of the story and rewrite the ending of the story to demonstrate an understanding of the story and its elements.

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Close Reading: The Relatives Came:

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A Close Reading of Little Bear’s Friend:

In this lesson, the teacher will guide the students through a close reading of Little Bear's Friend. Through separate readings of the book, students will identify vocabulary, practice identifying story elements, and analyze characters in the story. For independent practice, students will write a letter responding to the letter written to Emily in the story.

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Possum Magic's Close Read Aloud:

Your primary students will love this magical adventure into close reading with Possum Magic by Mem Fox. This wonderful Australian folktale shares delicious academic vocabulary that allows students to interact with context clues and text-evidence throughout the story. Students and teachers alike will be charmed by multi-tiered activities and extensions that will keep their interest throughout the entire lesson.

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Close Reading: Katy No-Pocket by Emmy Payne:

In this lesson, the teacher will guide the students through a series of close reads of Katy No-Pocket by Emmy Payne. This will be done as a read-aloud. Through separate readings of the book, students will identify vocabulary, practice identifying story elements, and analyze characters in the story. For independent practice, students will retell the story and write a narrative that offers a different solution to the main character's problem.

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In this lesson, students will work with the text Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina. They will identify and describe the characters, settings, and major events by using key details and illustrations. The students will retell the story using sequence and key details. They will also be able to identify the main idea or central message of the text. Finally, the students will write a narrative of the text using their own words and key details from the text.

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