Saturday, September 24, 2011

Writer's Workshop - Peer Sharing


Our writing folders were jammed packed with all kinds of stories. There were stories about dog walks, visits to grandma's, pool parties, and trips to Orlando. Who knew that kindergarten children had so many "small moments" in their lives to share? On Friday, students cleaned out their folders of all the stories that have been accumulating over the past few weeks and put them into their writing portfolios. These beginning pieces are a wonderful foundation and visual reminder of a child's writing and reading progression. From drawing pictures, labeling beginning sounds, then beginning and ending sounds and finally to writing sentences are all steps in the process. Being able to read the writing back is also very important. Our writers are beginning to feel the power of words and of telling a story that comes from their every day life. The pictures show student's excitement from sharing their works with a writing partner.

4 comments:

Jennifer Crane said...

Thank you both so much for this great blog. I know we all appreciate it so much!

Crissy said...

Keeley's reading ability is already showing progress. Reading at bedtime is even better when her dad and I are the listeners rather than the readers. I love it.

Suna Kantor said...

Thanks for giving us so much to always look forward to! It is so much fun seeing all our children so hard at work and having fun doing it.

Anonymous said...

If possible to pick only one, I think Callie's favorite part of the day is writer's workshop:) Whenever something interesting happens at home, she tells us how she is going to write about it in WW. Thanks so much for inspiring her to love writing in and out of school(and fyi, I may need to censor that portfolio to see if she's really writing everything she tells us she's going to!!lol).

Casey Stephens