When students in this classroom went to write their own information books, they knew just what to do to get started, because they had already written several as a class.
I sure hope so! Here are my reasons why you should read this post: You will see amazing writing from kindergarteners. You will see how a little idea has the possibility of becoming a BIG event- kindergartners really do have the power to empower change!
You will learn about mentor texts for persuasive writing that are tried and true! If not, then I am apparently not as great of a persuader as my kindergaretners! If so, I am so glad to have you along This is new to me this year- in previous years we used her K-2 kit and did not have a persuasive writing unit!
I was nervous, but excited, to try it out! It suggests launching the unit by having conversations with the children about 'problems' that they think need to be fixed, and how they think they can be fixed.
I knew if I opened up that 'door' the 'problems' that would be detailed may be more than what I bargained for, so I guided their discussions just a bit!
I also chose to take a week to do persuasive writing using interactive and shared writing, rather than having my students dive in and try it independently. I felt it important to take the time to truly model and explain persuasive writing so that my kinders would be more successful when we moved toward independent writing.
I asked them to think of our playground and what they like about the playground. From that I got an overwhelming consensus It is a lovely playground, and I am happy to say I was a part of the fundraising and building efforts for it over 10 years ago, but it doesn't have any swings.
The 'big kids' playground, on the other had, has swings. So the children decided they wanted to write Mr. Davey our principal a persuasive letter convincing him that we needed swings on our playground too! They came up with what they wanted and 3 reasons as to why it was a good idea: I was so proud of their writing, I invited Mr.
Davey into our classroom so that the children could read him their 1st, yet very convincing, attempt at persuasive writing! After reading our letter he had some questions he wanted us to answer: Can I go on the swings too?
How many swings will we need? How much will they cost? He said to let him know when we had answers to those questions. I am not so sure he thought we would really carry through with it The next morning they each wrote a 'proposal!
Davey's 3 questions, as well as drew a picture of the proposed swings!Get this from a library!
The effects of shared writing versus interactive writing on kindergartners' developmental writing. [Wendy Correia] -- This study examined the effects of two methods of writing instruction, shared writing and interactive writing, on kindergartners' writing development.
Using a pretest-posttest control group design. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HOME LITERACY EXPERIENCES AND PRESCHOOL EMERGENT WRITING SKILLS.
by. correlation between independent home literacy activities and all emergent writing tasks. Shared The. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HOME LITERACY EXPERIENCES AND PRESCHOOL EMERGENT WRITING SKILLS. Erin Estabrook, M.S. MindChamps Writing is an experiential programme that complements and enhances the MOE English curriculum.
Designed to work hand in hand with what the child is learning at school, the MindChamps Writing programme focuses on the understanding and creative aspects of writing, rather than attempting to force a mechanical approach, before the .
Tag Archives: shared writing. Cat in the Hat – Dr. Seuss Week.
March 8, Last week we celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday by having a week full of Dr. Seuss related activities! They also shared with the class what happened on their part of the story. Finally they retold the story in correct sequence order by doing a cut and paste activity.
The Superior-Greenstone District school board has 10 very unique elementary schools in ten small communities in Northwestern Ontario. In the majority of the elementary schools, there are. Promoting early writing skills at preschool There is a growing emphasis on structured learning in today’s preschools and while there is still plenty of play time, time in school tends to follow a more rigorous curriculum than in the past.