3. Teach kindergartners—with Parents as Partners—to build fluency with two kinds of words: a growing collection of words they are expected to know “by heart” and words they learn to listen to, stretch through, and use phonics-based spelling for. Use “quick writes” and encode sounds to print to build sequential sound segmentation skills.
6. Give students choice and ownership of their writing pieces. Publish kindergartners’ writing in simple and delightful ways so children see themselves as young authors and illustrators all year long.
Writers don’t improve their craft unless they have a real purpose, a real audience, and a real investment in their writing. -Mem Fox
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Free Kid Writing Printables and “Best Practices” Support for Your Writing Workshop (includes how to use adult underwriting for reading, fluency practice)
Consider starting the year with “My Drawing and Writing Book” templates in horizontal Kid Writing format for a longer, continuous sweep. Print on 24# or 80# paper so pens will not bleed through.
Children learn “you get to write in the white!” Teacher provides underwriting in the gray or in continuous text at the bottom of the paper (depending on their teaching focus) ONLY until the child’s writing is proficient. Note: Kid writing paper automatically teaches children to write within every other line.
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