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 decide on what story they wanted me to write about.
They picked a naughty dog story.
I made pictures on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, I looked at my picture and realized I left out 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! She wrote the word flower.
I made a big deal out of it, and course other kids tried to write too.
The little girl was offering help to others because she was confident in her ability to write. She was extremely proud of herself.

I love that this child did the curly letters which mean scribbles.

This is my anchor chart to remind the students the different
ways to write. I was making my anchor charts big, and the size were becoming unmanageable. So my new thought is to make them small. 

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


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

  2. Tammy your comments are so touching! Melissa

  3. 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!
    Conversations in Literacy

  4. I love this. Thank you!!! School starts in two weeks and your ideas have inspired me! One question: what is curly writing?

  5. Just scribbling....don't worry they will not be scribbling for long!


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