Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Three Part Stories

Did you attend the Kindergarten Teacher Expo this weekend? I did and loved every minute of it! What an easy, affordable way to learn from other teachers!  I'm sure you went away from the Expo with lots of new learning and insight that you couldn't wait to share with your students.  I know I did!

After watching, Crystal from Kreative in Kinder, I knew exactly how I was going to change my approach towards teaching story writing to my students. I launched my lesson by telling them that I was going to show them how to write Three Part Stories.  I modeled what I wanted them to try.

And then, I let them have at it. I reminded them that it might be a little challenging but that I wanted them to take a risk and give it a try.

For their first attempt, I was so pleased with their results.




The kids felt the need to write.  So, I provided PostIts.




They were very happy and willing to use this tool.





There is still plenty to teach about the mechanics of writing.  

But, I see stories forming.
So thank you, Crystal!  
My students and I thank you!

Kreative in Kinder
I can't wait to learn more from you about writing.  
 Be sure to check out her blog!  :)

Were you inspired by the Expo?  Share your stories and insights.


Happy Teaching and Learning!

5 comments:

  1. Yes! The Expo was wonderful and inspiring! It is just so darn hard to fit everything in that I want to do. I love the 3 part stories! It sure beats "I see the cat. I like my mom"
    Thanks for sharing your successful lesson! I hope to try this soon!

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  2. These came out great! I see some math incorporated in there too! ;o) The expo was amazing. I loved the ease of being able to watch the presentations at my own leisure...and most of all, in my PJ's!

    ❤Mrs. McKown
    Little Literacy Learners

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  3. I love your translations...that's my favorite part of Kindergarten writing.

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