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Writing with Kindergarteners October 12, 2008

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I think this bulletin board shows a great example of writing with kindergartners. They have each drawn a picture and then dictated (I am assuming the dictation part) a sentence about their picture. They have glued the words in the sentence separately which is a great way to teach spacing between words. A friend of mine told me that is a Reading Recovery strategy (which is a program that I am unfortunately pretty ignorant). Look at the student samples below. 

 

Beautiful New Picture Book for reading aloud:The Little Yellow Leaf September 22, 2008

The Little Yellow Leaf by Carin Berger is a beautiful book! This picture book not only explores why leaves fall from trees with wonderful poetic words. I love all the illustrations, but I especially love the one of the trees from the overhead view. I think I will use this book to illustrate Units of Study personal narrative lesson on true and exact details lesson. It would be a great mentor text for not just that lesson, but many others. It would have been so fast for the author to say something boring and short like, “The leaves all fell except one,” but then we wouldn’t have gotten this great new picture book. 

A must for adding to your 2008 school year collection.

 

 
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