First grade uses the program Explorations in Nonfiction Writing! This program teaches students to write with a purpose. During your child's time in first grade he or she will learn about four different nonfiction writing purposes!
- Narrate to draw the reader into an event or sequence of events to provide insights into the life of a person, other living thing, or situation: personal narratives are about the writer's own experience; nonfiction narratives are about a person, thing or event outside the writer.
- Persuade to influence the reader to take action or to subscribe to a belief.
- Respond to express ideas about a text or topic; to engage in critical evaluative thinking; may include a specific prompt or format.
- Inform to provide information: describe, explain, give the reader facts, tell what something looks like, summarize.