I am linking up with
Becca @ Foxwell Forest
for a LINKY!
Getting Kids to Write
Read a story to them.
Have a WHOLE class discussion about the story...
characters, problem, solution, how they could CHANGE the story,
unknown vocabulary, make connections with the book.
But....they will MAKE MISTAKES!
They won't write complete, descriptive sentences....
They will have sloppy handwriting!
Yes. They WILL.
BREATHE! It's OK.
If you want kids to write. I mean write from the heart...
YOU MUST LET THEM WRITE!
Give them blank paper, markers, colored pencils and let them WRITE!
It is sloppy, messy, and unstructured...AT FIRST!
But, as with EVERYTHING else, practice will make it better!
Add some lined paper, mini booklets, More Vocabulary words...
And with consistent discussion, modeling, more discussion , & practice
IT WILL GET BETTER!
So ...here is a little preview of our
Abraham Lincoln was our writing FOCUS...
SOOOOOO much better than the beginning of the year!
And it will get better in the months to come!
Relax, breathe....and let them WRITE! :)