Write About Me

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Write about Me - grade 1

The drawing activities in Write about Me by Elsie Wilmerding help children bridge the gap between thinking and talking about an idea and writing about it. Children build their writing skills as they develop ideas that have personal meaning to them. The book features large spaces for drawing, student-centric illustrations, thematic word banks, and steps that lead young writers to add details to their writing and make content area connections.


Focuses on the student and his or her immediate surroundings and interests (family, favorites, neighborhood, school)

Encourages the use of pictures to spark ideas for writing
Encourages students to expand upon their pictures through writing
Promotes use of detail and description in writing through word banks
Leads up to writing stories with the basic Beginning-Middle-End format
Coordinates with common introductory science unit about the senses
Coordinates with common introductory social studies unit "All about Me"

About Just Write: Help students become confident, expressive writers. This classroom-tested resource guides students through the writing process from initial idea to final edited and published narrative.