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June 28, 2016 at 12:02 pm #955nellieAdministrator
And thank you for your question! For children to become powerful writers, they not only need phonics proficiency but proficiency writing high-frequency “heart word” sentences, beginning with “I love you.” Please review Online Seminar #3 again for our sequence and proven approach to building kindergarten writers. You can build writers through daily Writing Workshop and additional practice of high-frequency word sentences. Notice how we give children writing models and expect them to copy these sentences (during morning settling-in time) until they are memorized. This gives children the confidence of “I can write!” and then they have the motivation and stamina to combine writing words that they know “by heart” with sounding out unknown words using phonics.
Also notice there is a four-page PDF of the teaching sequence, “A Yearlong Overview: New Heart Words, Handwriting…” located under Seminar #1 (ABC Phonics — scroll way down). It also contains a look at the first month of school.
Bilingual teachers adapt these strategies and may move slower. We look forward to adding more specific “Writing Workshop” online seminars in the next year.
June 25, 2016 at 10:46 pm #945RossanaParticipant
Hello dear teachers,
I would like your feedback on the following as I am learning through this kindergarten journey.
I taught my children the letter sounds and they are getting good at segmenting and blending and writing some words. I would like to know how we move to the next level…sentence writing…do you have a specific sequence of how to build up children´s literacy skills? I am a new teacher in kindergarten at a bilingual school and I am eager to get the most from seminars like this and generous people like you in order to meet my kids needs.
I hope I can get some help.
Blessings to all of you!
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