Saturday, September 15, 2012

Writing Workshop In Kindergarten

Today I am going to share some of the steps I have started to get my kids thinking about stories and beginning writing. On the First few days of schools I talked about how we will be reading lots of books and making lots of books.
Week One~
I modeled aloud all the different things I could write about.
I let the kids decided on what story they wanted me to write about.
They picked a naughty dog story.
I made pictures on Tuesday's.
On Wednesday I looked over my picture and realized I left our some important details in my drawings!
I matched kids up with a partner to share stories.


At the end of the week I showed students the different kinds of ways to write in kindergarten.
Curly writing, letters and book writing.
 They could practice on the rug the different ways of writing.

Right away a little girl did this!
I made a big deal out of it and of course other kids tried to write too.
The little girl was offering help to others because she knew how to write!!
She was extremely confident and proud of herself.

I love that this child did the curly letters(which means scribbles).


This is my anchor chart to remind student's the different ways to write. We went apple picking so it connected to something we did this week. I was making my anchor charts big(chart paper size) and realized that because of the size sometime it became unmanageable. So my new thought is to make them small. We did start writing stories but I am going to wait until next week to share!

Interactive Writing: This is a page in our Learning Journal.
different ways to write

3 comments:

Tammy said...

Your young writers are so blessed to learn from you.
❀ Tammy
Forever in First

Mrs. Clancy said...

Tammy your comments are so touching! Melissa

Lori said...

I love your ideas for starting out the kinders with writing. I really love that the one girl wrote and had so much confidence in her writing abilities!
Lori
Conversations in Literacy

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