Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Work on Writing!
Today I launched the Work on Writing portion of Daily 5. I have to admit I was a little nervous to do this knowing most of my students are not familiar with writing the letters of the alphabet and having them get started on writing independently in the second week of school! We started by creating our I-Chart for Work on Writing. The class came up with what they thought their job would be during writing. We did this by thinking about their job during Read to Self and put it in writing terms. I then modeled how to draw a picture using an idea and shapes. I also modeled where to go in the room for Work on Writing. The students have a few options. They can either go back to their seats and use the crayons/colored pencils there or grab four crayons, a pencil and a clipboard and find a spot in the room. Each student had one sheet of writing paper to practice today. Eventually we will work on writing in our journals. I hope to start the journals sometime next week. We charted our stamina for two rounds today. We first made it a minute and a half and our second round we made it to 4 minutes.