College for Professional Studies
Master of Education
School of Education and Counseling
Thesis - Open Access
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This project integrated writing and literature to better teach first grade students how to write. The thematic unit utilizes a variety of learning styles and ties varying schools of thought together into one succinct unit through 14 lessons, one being a celebration. Each lesson is designed to incorporate Colorado State Writing Standards, Step Up to Writing, 6 Trait Writing, and the Writing Process. Upon review, this project was found to be well laid out, successful in addressing a range of learning styles, and easy to implement. However, the project may be at times too difficult for struggling writers and may require minimization of steps and more time. Overall this unit's successes are best established by implementation.
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© Chelsi Gross
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Gross, Chelsi, "First Grade Fairy Tale thematic Unit: Improving Writing" (2008). Student Publications. 95.