Elementary Writing

Writers in 2/3

The Verona Area School District is implementing The Units of Study in Opinion, Information, and Narrative Writing as its K-5 elementary writing curriculum. Rooted in the Common Core State Standards for Writing, this curriculum emphasizes:

  • Writing needs to be taught like any other basic skill, with explicit instruction and ample opportunity for practice.
  • Children deserve to write for real purposes, to write the kinds of texts that they see in the world and to write for an audience of readers.
  • Writers write to put meaning onto the page. Children invest themselves in their writing when they choose topics that are important to them.
  • To write well, children need opportunities to read and to hear texts read. 

We believe that every learner is a writer! With effective personalized instruction, extended time to write, ongoing feedback, and many opportunities to share, every learner can be successful!