Inspired Writing!

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So if you didn’t know I work with a million different groups of kiddos during the day.  One of my favorite times of the day is kindergarten writing intervention.  We’ve come a long way.  We went from working on letter sounds, to labeling pictures, to practicing writing just one dictated sentence while stretching out sounds, and then writing a sentence generated on their own. So we are moving on to bigger and better things.  I’m still focusing A LOT on the stretching out of their words and being able to spell their words independently.  In fact this was a big lesson this week.
In addition we started an informational writing project. Their first job was to choose an animal they knew a lot about and they received a directed drawing page from Steve Harpster’s books.  If you haven’t seen his books, you must. Students start their drawing with a letter or number and build from their.  You can check out Steve here. After my students drew their animal, they received a planning sheet, on which they wrote 3 ideas for facts about their animal.  We then used those ideas to generate 3 sentences about their animals.
Then the kiddos got really excited.  It was time for them to read their writing and publish it in a really fun way. Students used Chatterpix to share their writing.  Check out our writing below.
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Michelle Oakes

Michelle Oakes

Wife, mom of 2 boys and a bulldog, reading specialist, Target frequenting lover of fashion, home decorating, Cincinnati girl.

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