Simple yet powerful, this collection of mini-lessons is the perfect introduction to writing for our youngest learners. Writer and teacher Lola M. Schaefer shares her classroom-tested ideas for teaching children how to find and focus ideas, use drawing to brainstorm and organize, choose powerful verbs, and so much more. She also addresses spacing letters and words, spelling, punctuation, and other basic skills—all within the context of students’ own writing. Complete with models, think-alouds, and literature links, this rich resource will support writing workshop all year long!
How to use this product:
Some teachers prefer to list ideas in a scrapbook. You can buy an inexpensive scrapbook with large, thick pages. With a bold marker, write a category at the top of each page and invite children to write or draw their idea reminders directly into the book. Ask students to name the book, using a title that will announce its purpose. Then keep the book and a few fine-point markers out at all times so students not only add entries during brainstorming time but also any time they think of something of value!
RELATED SUBJECTS: Writing