Our school uses Write Steps Writing Program. We have been VERY happy with this program in Kindergarten and have been impressed with the students' growth every year. This program provides a pacing guide as well as DVD's that has lessons in action in classrooms. The company has been busy updating the program to match the Core Standards. We will be getting updated material very soon!
We also turn to the book, Teaching Writing in Kindergarten by Randee Bergen in the beginning of the year to help with the very basic drawing and writing skills that we deal with very early on. This helps build their confidence in their drawings as well. After just a few weeks, we will be well on our way!
Here is a sample of one of our first entries in our Writing Notebooks. I forgot to take a picture of my shared writing piece! We begin with a few entries done whole group as I write on the board and they write in their notebooks. They have their sound cards to refer to.
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