However, some of my young writers need a bit more encouragement to stretch sounds and write words and sentences. They need some practice outside of workshop time.
Like you, outside my workshop time I do many things to support writing: arranging cut-up sentences in the pocket chart, modeled & shared writing, and (my favorite) list writing.
Below you will see an idea I came up with using picture prompts and sentence starters. The text in the picture may be hard to view, so scroll past the picture for a more readable view.
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Sentence starters and picture prompts can be just what your emerging writer’s need to feel successful as they develop skills.
· Make copies of the same sentence starter for every page.
· Only copy one sentence starter and provide blanks for the following pages.
· Provide different sentence starters for each page.
· Leave it open-ended for students. Provide a selection of sentence strips for them to make their own unique books.
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