10 Minute Grammar Episode #13: Writing Tips for Kindergarten (Writing Tips for Every Grade Series)
About this episode
Welcome to another exciting episode of Writing Tips for Every Grade.
Today’s topic is still the littles—the kindergarten “writers.” Here are the high points of today’s episode:
- Teach “writing” informally through reading aloud, listening to audios together, and building the child’s background of experience.
Beware of too much “student writing” before reading fluency is reached.
Don’t use precious reading lesson time for writing unless child learns to read through writing (rare)
Write whole paragraphs for the child
Use blank books—stickers, pictures, coloring books, etc., for student to dictate paragraphs to you
Use the highlight and write over it method
Use the dictated words that you write for the student for reading practice (language experience process)
Kindergarteners have a lot to say! When they realize that writing is the spoken word written down—and that they can write every time they dictate to you—watch out! Young writers emerge!
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