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Reader's and Writer's Workshop
1. Shared reading of poems on charts
These can all be found at:
2. Find the sounds, words, etc.
3. Whole-group reading of poem for the week
Here are a few of the books I use:
These can be found at:
4. Poetry journals
Each student has a poetry journal, made from a red spiral notebook. After reading the poem of the day, and doing the activities relating to that poem, each student is given their own copy. Students are responsible for marking their poems for whatever skill we are working on (word families, sight words, color words, beginning, middle, or ending sounds, blends, digraphs, plurals, etc.) After all marking has been done, students color/decorate their poem, cut around it, and then glue it into their poetry journals. These journals are used throughout the year during Reader's Workshop and Literacy Center time. Students take these home at the end of the year.
At the beginning of the year, Writer's Workshop consists of handwriting review. Then we move into a mini-lesson and shared writing in which the teacher and students compose a piece together on chart paper or an interactive whiteboard. During each shared writing session, students learn about the 6 traits of writing:
4. Sentence Fluency
5. Word Choice
Here is a great website about the 6+ traits:
After each mini-lesson and shared writing session, students are given time to compose their own pieces. After pieces are drafted, students have a one-on-one conference with the teacher during which time pieces are edited. At the beginning of the year, the teacher facilitates most of the editing. Later, students are asked to pre-edit, either by themselves or with a peer, before meeting with the teacher.
found at: http://www.amazon.com/Alphatales-Letter-Formation-Practice-Pages/dp/043933151X/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1249056373&sr=1-2
We also do writing for our morning work. Each student has a "100 Days Journals" that they write in every morning. I project a prompt on the Promethean Board, the students copy down the date and the prompt in their journal, respond to the prompt and then draw a picture to go with it. In the front of the journal is a 100's chart for the kiddos to mark the days of our countdown to 100! Thank you to my friend Denise for this great idea! To make the journals I copy 52 double-sided primary writing papers with the story box at the top, 3-hole punch them and place them into a sturdy 3-prong folder with a label on the front. Here are some printables for you to use!
Printable monthly prompt calendars
Printable story papers
Printable hundreds chart
My printable papers for journals
There are 2 different size lines. The first one is smaller.