Here are our Write Source Grade 1 lesson plans. We’re using the Student Textbook (PE for Pupil’s Edition) and SkillsBook workbook (SB). I included a few pages from the Teacher’s Manual (TE), but so far I haven’t been using it much. The first several lessons have already been condensed into fewer lessons, as we’ve already done them and my daughter asked for more.

I chose Write Source because my daughter really loves to write and I wanted to teach her proper writing skills faster than I originally expected.

1 PE: Introduce PE and the 7 color-coded sections; Editing/Proofreading Marks in back of PE;
PE: Why Write (11);
PE: Sentences and Paragraphs – Writing a Sentence (42-47);
SB: Writing Sentences (5-6)
2 SB: Complete Thoughts (7-8);
PE: Find the naming part (48-49);
SB: The Naming Part (9-10)
3 PE: Find the telling part (50-51);
SB: The Telling Part (11-12)
4 PE: Write complete sentences (52-53);
TE: Writing Sentences (353-354);
SB: Sentence Parts (13-14)
PE: Kinds of Sentences (54-55);
SB: Telling Sentences (15-16)
5 PE: Writing a Paragraph (56-57)
SB: Asking Sentences (17-18)
6 PE: Miquel writes a paragraph (58-59)
SB: Exclamatory Sentences (19-20)
7 PE: Review?
SB: Sentence Review (21-22)
8 PE: Using Punctuation – Period (270)
SB: Periods (23-24)
9 PE: Question Mark; Exclamation Point (271)
SB: End Marks (25-26)
10 PE: Comma (272-273)
SB: Commas 1 (27-28)
11 PE: Contractions; Contractions Using Not (236-237)
SB: Commas 2 (29-30)
12 PE: Apostrophe (274) SB: Apostrophes (31-32)
13 PE: Review? SB: Punctuation Review (33-34)
14 PE: Using Capital Letters (275-277)
SB: Capital Letters 1 (35-36)
15 PE: The Writing Process (12-13)
SB: Capital Letters 2 (37-38)
16 PE: The Writing Process (14-15) – Say Poem; Introduce the children in book
TE: The Writing Process Page (348) – Fill out page and use as cover for daily journal; Stock writing desk (index cards, self-stick notes, envelopes, papers)
SB: Capital Letters 3 (39-40)
17 PE: Review Capital Letters (276-277)?
SB: Capital-Letter Review (41-42)
18 PE: Singular and Plural Nouns (223); Making Plurals (278); Singular and Plural Nouns (292) SB: Plurals 1 (43-44)
19 PE: The Writing Process – Prewrite (16-17)
SB: Plurals 2 (45-46)
20 PE: Review plurals?
SB: Plurals Review (47-48)
21 PE: The Writing Process (18-19) * Write a first draft of PE story (13)
SB: ABC Order 1 (49-50)
22 PE: The Writing Process (20-21) * Read first draft to Mom; Revise to paint clearer picture;
SB: ABC Order 2 (51-52)
23 PE: The Writing Process (22-23) * Edit
SB: ABC Order 3 (53-54)
24 PE: The Writing Process – Publish (24-25) * Publish writing (Title, Final copy with picture, Share)
SB: ABC Order 4 (55-56)
25 PE: The Writing Process – Working with a Partner (26-27)
SB: ABC Order 5 (57-58)
26 PE: Traits of Writing – Ideas & Organization (28-31)
SB: ABC Order 6 (59-60)
27 PE: Traits of Writing – Voice, Word Choice, Sentence Fluency, Conventions (32-33)
PE: How can I learn new words? Dictionary (256-259)
28 PE: Using the Right Word (284-286)
SB: Using the Right Word 1 – Homophones (61-62)
29 PE: Understanding Opposites (287)
SB: Using the Right Word 2 (63-64)
30 PE: Traits of Writing – Sentence Fluency, Conventions (34-35)
PE: Review Using the Right Word (284-286)?
SB: Using the Right Word 3 (65)
31 PE: Learning About a Rubric (36-37)
SB: Using an Opposite Word – Antonyms (66)
32 PE: Words – Learning About Nouns (118-221)
SB: Nouns (67-68)
33 PE: Common and Proper Nouns (222); Using the Parts of Speech (291)
SB: Common and Proper Nouns (69-70)
34 PE: Publishing Your Writing (38-39) PE: What can I add to my writing? (262-267)
SB: Singular and Plural Nouns (71-72)
35 PE: Using Pronouns (224-227); Proofreader’s Guide – Pronouns (293)
SB: Pronouns (73-74)
36 PE: Learning About Verbs (228-229); Proofreader’s Guide – Verbs (294)
SB: Verbs (75-76)
37 PE: Present-Tense and Past-Tense Action Verbs (230-231); Proofreader’s Guide – Action-Verb Tenses (295) SB: Tenses of Action Verbs (77-78)
38 PE: Present-Tense and Past-Tense Linking Verbs (232-233); Proofreader’s Guide – Linking-Verb Tenses (296) SB: Linking Verbs 1 (79-80)
39 PE: Singular and Plural Subjects and Verbs (234-235) SB: Linking Verbs 2 (81-82)
40 PE: Using a Portfolio (40-41) * Make a portfolio
41 PE: Using Adjectives (238); Proofreader’s Guide – Adjectives (297)
SB: Adjectives (83)
42 PE: Using Adjectives to Compare (239) SB: Adjectives That Compare (84)
43 PE: Review? 220-223; 291-292 SB: Parts of Speech Review (85-86)
44 PE: A Writer’s Resource (240-247) SB: Writing in Journals (88)
45 PE: Make Lists (248) SB: Writing Lists (89)
46 PE: Across the Curriculum – Notes (139) SB: Writing Friendly Notes (90)
47 PE: Across the Curriculum – Writing Letter (102); Proofreader’s Guide – Commas (272-273)
SB: Writing Friendly Letters (91)
48 PE: Descriptive Writing – Start-up, Paragraph (60-65);
49 PE: Descriptive Writing – Prewrite, Write first draft (66-71);
50 PE: Descriptive Writing – Revise, Edit (72-75)
51 PE: Descriptive Writing – Publish (76-81); A Writer’s Resource – Make a sensory chart (250)
SB: Writing Descriptions (92-93)
52 PE: Narrative Writing – Start-up, Paragraph (82-87)
53 PE: Narrative Writing – Prewrite, Write first draft (88-93)
54 PE: Narrative Writing – Revise, Edit (94-97)
55 PE: Narrative Writing – Publish (98-101)
56 PE: Across the Curriculum; Writing for Assessment (102-105)
SB: Writing Narratives (94-95)
57 PE: Expository Writing – Start-up, Paragraph (106-111)
58 PE: Expository Writing – Prewrite, Write First draft (112-117)
59 PE: Expository Writing – Revise, Edit (118-121)
60 PE: Expository Writing – Publish (122-125);
61 PE: Across the Curriculum; Writing for Assessment (126-129); A Writer’s Resource – Make an order chart (253)
SB: Writing How-To’s (96-97)
62 PE: Persuasive Writing (130-139)
63 PE: Persuasive Writing (130-139)
64 PE: Persuasive Writing (130-139)
65 PE: Responding to Literature – Reviewing a Fiction Book (140-149)
66 PE: Responding to Literature – Reviewing a Nonfiction Book (150-157); Writing for Assessment (158-159)
67 PE: Creative Writing – Writing Stories (160-165)
68 PE: Creative Writing – Writing Stories (166-169)
69 PE: Creative Writing – Writing Poems (170-177)
70 PE: Report Writing – Finding Information, Computer catalog (178-183)
71 PE: Report Writing – Parts of a Book, Using a Dictionary (184-187)
72 PE: Writing a Report; Prewrite (188-191)
73 PE: Writing a Report – Write (192-195)
74 PE: Writing a Report – Revise, Edit (196-199)
SB: Writing Reports (98)
75 SB: Writing Reports (99)
76 PE: Speaking and Learning Skills – Speaking to Others; Learning to Listen (200-205) Learning to Interview (206)
77 PE: Speaking and Learning Skills – Writing in Journals (208-209) Using Learning Logs (210-211) Being a Smart Viewer (212-213)
78 PE: Speaking and Learning Skills – Taking Tests (214-217)