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Materials and preparation
- Story paper
- Lined paper
Students should be able to write an easy story about one topic with relevant details.
- Tell the students that today, they can draw and color a photo about something that makes them happy.
- Let them have time to brainstorm some topics.
- Provide them with several ideas such as for instance animals, toys, games, favorite food if they are stuck and can’t think about anything.
Explicit Instruction/Teacher modeling
- Choose a topic of great interest to you personally.
- Draw a picture to go with it. Show the learning students the way the drawing does not have to be perfect.
- Demonstrate for the students how you will choose words that describe your picture.
- Make a listing and write those expressed words in the board.
- Use 2-3 of the words in a sentence.
- Show the students how the sentences relate with the image.
Gu >(15 minutes)
- Instruct the students to consider several words that tell concerning the picture they drew.
- Have them write the expressed words on lined paper.
Independent time that is working
- Tell the students to think about sentences that tell about their pictures before they start writing.
- Have students turn and talk to an elbow partner to spell it out the thing that is important for them orally using details that are relevant
- Ask them to write 1-2 sentences about the image.
- Enrichment: Encourage advanced students to create a paragraph about their picture. They might would you like to add additional pictures and writing, encourage them to do this.
- Support: Struggling students may give attention to correct spelling. Since this is beginning writing, encourage them to sound out words or write them phonetically. You can assist them.
- Collect the papers.
- Browse the sentences. Check to make sure they match the picture and stayed on topic.
- If students stayed on topic, they can write more independently.
- Meet individually with students who might need extra help.
Review and closing
- Allow students to generally share a partner to their writing before choosing a couple of volunteers to share with you their writing with all the whole class.
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