We are focusing our writing on things we really know about! We will begin writing narratives in the coming weeks. Our focus is on the standard: K.W.3: use a combination of drawing, dictating, writing to narrate a single event and to tell about the events in the order in which they occurred and provide a reaction to what happened.
Students need to be able to draw a picture including people and a place to help tell the story they want to share.
Students need to be able to write the sounds they hear to attempt to write words that match their picture.
Students need to be able to spell any words that are on our word wall correctly (sight words). If it is not on our word wall it is not required to be spelled correctly- just that the letters were attempted based on the sounds the student hears.
How can you help your child at home? Talk with your child about the things you do together (go to the park, vacations, trips to the store) or even small events when your child was happy or sad. Note these moments to your child as something they could write about at school. Say, "You should write about this at school" "What would you draw to match this event?" "What happened this weekend that you could tell in a story at school?"
Happy Friday Panther Parents! We hope that your students enjoyed the first week of school as much as we did. In this area of our blog, you will get reminders and information about anything having to do with our writing activities, writing curriculum, and our Writer’s Workshop model! Please be on the lookout for a blue writing folder that will be sent home next week. This folder will go home with a letter with directions for decorating. This writing folder will be stored in the classroom and the place where students will keep their work throughout the workshop process.
We will begin our first unit of study in writing by launching the Narrative Unit of Study in Writer’s Workshop. This unit begins with establishing routines and procedures during workshop and how to become writers and authors in the classroom. We will teach students how to draft ideas on paper with pictures and words, practice establishing stamina to carry on independently as writers, and how to stretch out words by sounding them out and using letter/sound correspondence. Our narrative unit of study will focus on how to plan out writing books page by page, how to draft ideas for narrative writing, and allowing students to practice storytelling through their writing. We will teach students how to add details to their words and pictures as well as how to bring their writing to life. We are so excited to mold your children into authors to allow their creative selves to shine!