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