Friends pay careful attention to these few words, and then the continuation of this content as the year progresses. I don't mean to sound haughty, I'm just trying to save you some time from the age old frustration of teaching kids writing. This will be the first in a series of writing posts so that you can see how this evolves as the year moves on.
We at WBT have found the Writing Solution! Do you have some tissue next to you? Here we go...
Step 1: Oral Writing--Get your kids to talk in paragraphs! Ask them a question. Have them answer it in a complete sentence, and then have them add another piece of information to it. Here is what is posted on my board right now;
The question: What is your favorite sport?
The answer: My favorite sport is baseball.
The adder: This is my favorite because I played it so much growing up.
Bingo...you're done! Get the kids to do this several times a day and they will become better at articulating what they are trying to say. As the year progresses, the question will be about core content and that way you'll get many more reps for the state test practice.
Next post...10 minute Writing!