WeAreTeachers Staff on November 1, Anchor charts are a great way to make thinking visual as you teach the writing process to your students. We searched high and low to find great anchor charts for all age levels.
I sure hope so! Here are my reasons why you should read this post: You will see amazing writing from kindergarteners. You will see how a little idea has the possibility of becoming a BIG event- kindergartners really do have the power to empower change!
You will learn about mentor texts for persuasive writing that are tried and true! If not, then I am apparently not as great of a persuader as my kindergaretners! If so, I am so glad to have you along This is new to me this year- in previous years we used her K-2 kit and did not have a persuasive writing unit!
I was nervous, but excited, to try it out! It suggests launching the unit by having conversations with the children about 'problems' that they think need to be fixed, and how they think they can be fixed.
I knew if I opened up that 'door' the 'problems' that would be detailed may be more than what I bargained for, so I guided their discussions just a bit!
I also chose to take a week to do persuasive writing using interactive and shared writing, rather than having my students dive in and try it independently. I felt it important to take the time to truly model and explain persuasive writing so that my kinders would be more successful when we moved toward independent writing.
I asked them to think of our playground and what they like about the playground.
From that I got an overwhelming consensus It is a lovely playground, and I am happy to say I was a part of the fundraising and building efforts for it over 10 years ago, but it doesn't have any swings.
The 'big kids' playground, on the other had, has swings.
So the children decided they wanted to write Mr. Davey our principal a persuasive letter convincing him that we needed swings on our playground too!
They came up with what they wanted and 3 reasons as to why it was a good idea: I was so proud of their writing, I invited Mr. Davey into our classroom so that the children could read him their 1st, yet very convincing, attempt at persuasive writing!
After reading our letter he had some questions he wanted us to answer: Can I go on the swings too?
How many swings will we need? How much will they cost? He said to let him know when we had answers to those questions. I am not so sure he thought we would really carry through with it The next morning they each wrote a 'proposal! Davey's 3 questions, as well as drew a picture of the proposed swings!
Everyone said he could go on the swings We decorated a cover: Stapled it all together: And added a special message at the end of the book! Davey back in and he sat before the class and read each proposal!
When he was done he told them he needed the weekend to think it all over and will get back to us on Monday.
He said he needed to ask 'his boss' the superintendent and asked to borrow our proposals and original letter! Will we get swings on the kindergarten playground?
Was our letter and proposals convincing enough to persuade the school to purchase them for us?AliciaA Kindergarten writing anchor chart Alicia Collect Collect olive Rating Our Writing Anchor Chart for Kindergarten and First Grade writing.
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Opinion writing in kindergarten doesn't have to be scary, here's how to teach opinion writing spirally. I introduced the opinion anchor chart Here is one that is . This opinion writing unit has 3 weeks of lesson plans, anchor charts, and writing templates that are perfect for your writers workshop opinion writing unit in Kindergarten or First Grade!
Opinion Writing Anchor Chart, Explain the outline of an opinion paper. I create a large version of this on poster board or anchor chart paper with my class and then tell them I will "copy" it onto a smaller size.
I took some time today and updated my Class Pet Writing Journal Resource. This activity has been something that I have used since It begins with a staged special delivery to the classroom. Inside is a stuffed animal, directions about naming and caring for the animal, and a whole lot of inspiration for writing!
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