6 Best Writing Lessons Ever
Hub Free Trial
portrait of school children with teacher
Teachers Welcome

Learn how to teach writing so you can develop successful authors.

Teachers Start Here


Explore our workshops to see how we can make a difference in your school. 




Digital Teaching Guides on the Hub

Get the all-in-one online resource that provides you with the how-to demonstration videos, teaching tools and student resources to become a successful teacher of writing.

Visit The Hub

teacher working on laptop

The Toolbox

Check out our toolbox of resources for teachers. Get access to our student writing samples and lessons, and find scope and sequence guides to help you easily plan your writing lessons.

Toolbox Resources

6 Best Writing Lessons Ever

October 2021 Grades K-1 Lesson of the Month

Fall K-1 Unit There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves-Nov-10-2020-02-38-23-82-AM

Get ready to “Stretch out the Middle” in this beginning, middle, end lesson using the Simplified Writing Diamond - the organizational pattern of story. Students will identify the beginning, middle and end of one of our favorite fall books, There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves by Lucille Calandro. Using a combination of drawing and writing, your students will learn that the beginning and the end of a story are proportionally smaller than the middle.


Download   October 2021 Grades K-1 LOM Powerpoint
Download      October 2021 Grades K-1 LOM Google Slides
Download Simplified Writing Diamond PDF


Topics:Lesson of the MonthK-1Grades K-1