At the end of our day, we have been writing about what we have learned that day. I am the one doing the writing, and the kids are helping decide what to share.
This is the perfect lesson to model writing, reinforce rereading of familiar text and explore words.
Above you can see that I am beginning to add pictures to some of the words. I know this will help some children when they are trying to read the message.
During the meeting time, the students read the text we wrote. The kids LOVE getting up and reading it to the class. I have been calling on three kids at a time.
During Daily 5, the kids have to put the sentence together, read the sentence and try to sort the words in two ways. You see above that I am modeling the sorts on the Elmo. We sorted words that ended with ING and words that begin with the vowel A. During meeting time we work together to sort the words in many different ways. I got this great idea from the book Writing Essentials by Regie Routman.