Year 1 Writing

General
  • Graphic Organizers on Tap: a fantastic resource for all of your graphic organizing needs.
  • If you would like to make personalized graphic organizers, click here.
  • This site can be for reviewing parts of speech. Activities include matching, concentration, flash cards, and a word search.
  • Click here for another grammar game.
  • Make online crossword puzzles here or here. These are great for reviewing vocabulary!
  • Daily Grammar Excellent site!
  • At the right is a picture one of our users sent in of the sentence pocket suggested in Marcia’s introductory notes. Click on the picture to see all the details up very close!
  • Online Writing Lab
  • Transition words for writing.
  • Great speech outline: .pdf file

SAT Preparation:

Evaluations and Rubrics:

  • A great link for evaluating writing in grades 2-5. An interactive rubric for the student to use as a checklist.
  • Click here to evaluate writing for grades 6-8. Another great interactive student checklist!
  • I recommend you show a student his grading rubric (or better yet, have him help you develop one!) before he starts his project or writing assignment. Click here to develop rubrics automatically from this site for most types of evaluations!
Unit 1 – The Books of Moses

Week 1: Curtain Rises on Egypt: Gift of the Nile

  • Level 1: Click here or here for some neat online activities as you are teaching nouns. Use next week too!
  • Level 2: Nouns
  • Levels 3-7: For reviewing the steps in the writing process, click here.
  • Levels 8-11: More advanced explanation of steps in the writing process.

Week 2: Pharaohs & Pyramids

Week 3: Egyptian Polytheism & the Judgment of God

Week 4: Creation Through Noah

  • Level 1: Coloring pages: Adam and Eve and Noah’s Ark.
  • Level 2: Grammar Worksheets
  • Level 3: This site can be used as you are teaching or reviewing the parts of speech. You’ll enjoy matching, concentration, flash cards, and a word search.
  • Levels 3-6: Sample dictation sentences from the Bible.
  • Levels 4-12: If you are beginning to learn or review prepositions this week in grammar, click here for a crossword puzzle that will reinforce this knowledge.
  • Levels 4-12: Another review: A preposition word search.

Week 5: Abraham & Ancient Mesopotamian Civilizations

Week 6: The Patriarchs: From Canaan to Egypt

Week 7: In The Wilderness: The Tabernacle & the Law

Week 8: In The Wilderness: Holiness – Worshipping God as God

Week 9: In The Wilderness: Slaves to Warriors

Unit 2 – All Governments Are Established by God

Week 10: The Indus Valley, Hinduism, & Buddhism

Week 11: Ancient China: Confucius & Taoism

Week 12: Ancient Americas

Week 13: Early Greek Cultures of the Bronze Age

  • Levels 1-8: Scholastic site for writing and publishing your own poetry.
  • Levels 3, 6, 8: For more helps in teaching your poetry unit, click here.
  • Levels 3, 6, 8, 10: For further helps on teaching your poetry unit, click here.
  • Levels 4-5: Cluster diagram (pdf file)

Week 14: Early Greek Cultures of the Archaic Period

  • Level 1: Greek Myth coloring pages. Click on the right side of the screen.
  • Level 2: Cluster diagram (pdf file)
  • Levels 3, 6: You won’t want to miss this site for teaching your poetry unit. Excellent!
  • Levels 3, 6, 8, 10: For further helps on teaching your poetry unit, click here and here.

Week 15: The Promised Land: Conquest & Settlement

  • Level 2: Cluster diagram (pdf file)
  • Levels 3, 6, 8: A poetry page on haiku with links to other websites.

Week 16: Israel’s Judges and Neighbors

Week 17: The Rise of Saul & the Philistines

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Week 18: King David and the Phoenicians

  • Levels 3, 6, 8, 10: Use this site for your lesson on Hebrew poetry.
  • Levels 4-5: Here is a cover that you can use for your state notebook. (pdf file)
  • Levels 4-5: Click here for a ready-to-use Table of Contents for your notebook. (pdf file)
  • Level 9: Grading rubric for writing a research paper.
  • Level 12: Review this site for an extensive list of business communiques.
Unit 3 – Preparing the World for its Savior

Week 19: Solomon’s Divided Heart

Week 20: The Divided Kingdom

Week 21: The Assyrian Scourge: The Northern Kingdom Is Deported

Week 22: The Chaldeans (New Babylonians) and the Babylonian Captivity

Week 23: The Medes and Persians: The Israelites Return Home

Week 24: Persians and Greeks: The Persian Wars

Week 25: The Golden Age of Greece and the Peloponnesian Wars

Week 26: Greek Achievements: Science, Mathematics, and Philosophy

Week 27: Alexander the Great: Preparation for Proclamation

Unit 4 – In the Fullness of Time

Week 28: The Etruscans and the Founding of Rome

Week 29: The Roman Republic: Everyday Life

Week 30: The Roman Republic Expands: The Punic Wars

Week 31: From Republic to Empire

Week 32: Imperial Rome: Backdrop to the Atonement

Week 33: The Zenith of Imperial Rome: Backdrop to the Early Church

Week 34: Rome Decays: Saints and Martyrs of the Early Church

Week 35: Christianity Conquers Rome: Of Church Hierarchies

Week 36: Western Rome Falls: Theology and Church Councils