Writing for Grades K-2. What kinds of writing?. Kindergarten- (morning message, 4 square sort, class books, journal entries, drawings with labels, teacher writes what child says)
1. Start with a predictable sentence that has a missing word.
I see a ____________.
2. Allow each child to fill in the blank with a word or words of their choice.
I see a brown dog.
3. (Optional) Cut up the words in the sentence. Let the children build the sentence by putting the words back in the correct order.
4. Allow each child to illustrate his or her sentence. Add photographs of the children.
5. Bind the pages to make a book.
6. Read the book with the class. Make the book available for children to read.
Emily Morgan’s second grade at Rush Strong.
Kindergarten 4 Square = Picture Sorting
Kindergarten Students may be able to copy a topic sentence and add labels to the 4 Square.
First Grade 4 Square = Sentences in each square that form a paragraph. The sentences are on topic. The last sentence can be a feeling sentence.
Second Grade 4 Square = Add to the basic paragraph.
(4 Square +1 Detail)
(4 Square +1 Detail + Transition words)
~ For more ideas, see Connie’s Write On Sentence Stretchers. http://jc-schools.net/write/stretching_files/frame.htm
K-2 Anchor Papers
6 Trait Mini Lessons (1st and 2nd Grade)
Prompts List (1st and 2nd Grade included)
Holiday Sentence Stretching Powerpoint
Writing Bugs (Contains monthly prompt ideas)
Expository Writing Prompts (may need to be modified for 1st and 2nd Grade)
Transition Words List
Possible Mini Lessons
Editing/Publishing For 1st and 2nd Grade