The manual includes detailed, step-by-step lesson plans for teaching the following genres: (1) Personal Narrative, (2) Summary of a Narrative Text, (3) Summary of an Informative Text,  (4) Informative, and (5) How-To Book, (6) Opinion of a Topic, and (7) Opinion of a Book.  In addition, the manual includes the following: Model Papers, Reproducibles, Rubrics, Assessments, a list of the Six Traits Charts and Genre Charts, Introductory Lessons for teaching Six Traits, Common Core Standards, Program Overview, No Excuse Word List, Resources, and Glossary.

1st Grade Teaching Manual