For our writing curriculum we utilize Write from the Beginning. This curriculum helps students organize their ideas by using a variety of thinking maps or organizational planners. We then use these thinking maps to help guide our writing. In second grade we dive into the following writing topics:

*Personal Narratives
*Response to Text (Summarizing)
*Opinion Writing
*How To Writing
*Friend Letter Composition

Below are some examples of the thinking maps that we utilize during our writing time and across other areas of our curriculum. The map we most frequently use for writing is the Circle Map and the Flow Map.