This week we are picking goals we are working on, on the Daily 5 board. The children put their name on a Post-it and stick it on the board. There are four categories for students to select from
You can see under each section the learning goals we are working on.
This week we added to the chart know there are spaces between words. I made Space People for the class, and we modeled using them during an interactive writing lesson. I saw this in Linda Hoyt's book.
When we were working on our Guess Who Books one partner wrote while the other person was the Space Person. One child said, "Mrs. Clancy do you think we can use these at writing workshop time?" I can't believe I have never thought of making these sticks!!!! It was like magic, beautiful spaces were everywhere. I am thinking of a similar tool to make for rereading our work.
This is an example of a word work station during Daily 5 time.
Shard Reading Cloze Procedure
When reading a new big book to the class, I often hide some of the words the first time we read it. The class gets super excited to figure out the word.
As a group, we find out what word would make sense? We talk about what word they would expect to see under the Post-It. Would that word make sense? Would it sound right? Would it look right?
The group replied ski you can see (at the top) the different spellings children gave me for the word ski.
Cloze Procedure Familiar poem
We are back from vacation and back to working on Guess Who books. We read the book About Fish by Cathryn Sill. I love this book. The text and information are perfect for kindergarten.
We did a class version of Guess Who Swims. We focused on lowercase letters, spacing, spelling words, rereading for meaning and brainstorming facts we learned from the story. When I do an interactive writing lesson, I try to return to it during short transitions throughout the day and sometimes the whole week.