This week Kindergarten launched its Writers Workshop curriculum. As beginning readers, they will learn to read books using pictures and/or words. As beginning writers, they will learn to tell stories through illustrations. Before the students can begin telling a story, they must brainstorm an idea.
The students are encouraged to think of stories that relate to their lives or the kindergarten unit of study. This is the beginning of the writing process. The next step to telling their stories is labeling their pictures. As they begin to understand sentence structure, they start to tell their stories with sentences. They will utilize the growing bank of sight words they are learning in the classroom. Students will continue, as the year progresses, to work on building their stamina and adding details to their writing and illustrations.