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Writing in Kindergarten Wednesday, August 14, I can't believe there was ever a time that I did not enjoy teaching writing! It now is one of my favorite subjects to teach!
It's just so gratifying! One of my favorite ways to incorporate writing into my lessons is to make class books. These books are fun because my students are the authors, and it really helps them to understand how books are made.
Then we put the class books into our classroom library and they are hands down always the favorite to read! I made this little book to use at the beginning of the school year. Here's my sample page on the inside: I love having my students write the books themselves, and usually "translate" under their words.
However, you could always have your students dictate their sentence to you and just have them draw their picture. I added this little book to my TpT store as a free download, and included an editable cover page so you can type your name directly onto the cover.
I always incorporate a writing station into my language arts rotations. My students write in their journals every day. Some days I give them a topic or a sentence stem, some days I let them free write, whatever their little hearts desire! I really encourage inventive and "best guess" spelling so the words are by no means meant for my students to spell their monthly words correctly.
I just provide them as a guide to help my students brainstorm what they will write about. I keep all their journals through the year and then wrap them up with a cute bow.
Then I leave their journals out on their desks when we have Open House at the end of the school year. The kids and the parents love to see their growth through the year! You can purchase these journals in my TpT shop! I also incorporate the monthly words into a word work station. At this station, I do encourage correct spelling of both sight words and vocabulary words.
I print the monthly themed words onto card stock and place them in a pocket chart. My students use the cards to complete the writing pages. Here are some samples from my Fall Words file.
I have four options for the writing practice to help differentiate the levels of my students. Here's some samples of how I use less support for each page.
On this page, the students write the sight word and vocab word independently. Here, they choose the word to complete each sentence and draw their own pictures.
You can find these words plus more in my TpT shop! Can you tell how much I love teaching writing yet?? Here's some of my most favorite writing resources that I have found from my amazing blogging friends:What is the Thematic Writing Center?The Thematic Writing Center includes word cards and independent writing sheets for the entire school year.
Each month covers ten themes for a total of 90 themes. The themes can be interchanged between any months. Shapes preschool and kindergarten activities, lesson plans, crafts, and printables. Look around. You will find shapes everywhere: circles: the sun, wheels on a car, and cookies on a plate; rectangles: windows and doors on buildings, tree trunks, and stripes on a bee; and triangles: pine trees, wings on a butterfly, and the roof of a house.
Creative Writing Activity 1 - Write a story to go with the picture of a boy showing his mother something in a box.
For primary grades. Free creative writing activities for kindergarten-sixth grade. You may print worksheets for your own personal, non-commercial use. Nothing from this site may be stored on Google Drive or any other online.
Kindergarten Writing Prompts Below you'll find some fun writing prompts for your kindergarten students. Each writing prompt is designed to help students develop beginning writing skills and focuses on easy concepts like friendship, weather, and days of the week (e.g.
Kindergarten Writing Printable Worksheets. MTS Math Program.
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Story Writing Activities test and enhance your child’s ability to spin words and sentences and come up with something original. The art of writing is a powerful tool to express a variety of feelings, thoughts, facts and emotions.