Exploring The Power And Purpose Behind Choice Writing

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Topic Title: Exploring the Power and Purpose Behind Choice Writing in Kindergarten 2. WHY: Post Title: Working With Young Writers: Examining Best Practices Message: Kids using the Writing Workshop approach learn and refine specific skills they apply during independent workshop time. When teaching to support and develop independent writers, we want kids to build enduring connections that they can apply when they write…beyond the workshop. We want them to own understandings of conventions and the potential of written text and use their skills when writing to communicate and think. Self-selected and self-driven writing opportunities create the space for this sort of application. Research shows that skills taught, practiced, and tested in…show more content…
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.K.2.A Capitalize the first word in a sentence and the pronoun I CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.K.2.B Recognize and name end punctuation. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.K.2.C Write a letter or letters for most consonant and short-vowel sounds (phonemes). CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.K.2.D Spell simple words phonetically, drawing on knowledge of sound-letter relationships. ISTE Standards: Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others. Interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media Communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology. Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes Create original works as a means of personal or group expression 3. What: Inviting kids to write during choice time and spare moments Message: Young students in the classroom can use their choice time/free time to write, paint, and design. Many students choose to write about thematic studies, others gravitate toward journal writing, and some want to capture moments from field trips or retell favorite pieces
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