This is a 16 page writing journal to go along with the book If You Could go to Antarctica.
Use with Kindergarten Reading Street Unit 4 Week 5.
There’s a writing activity for every day of the week. Here is what's included:
Monday: Sequence Writing--K.W.3
Tuesday: Sentence Starters
Wednesday: Writing Prompt Draft 1
Thursday: Writing Prompt Draft 2--using peer suggestions K.W.5
Friday: Writing Prompt
Sentence starters and shadow writing include the sight words for the week and some review!
Each day also has a writing checklist and alphabet chart on an additional page. The checklist reminds the students to:
-Use their quiet voice while working
-Use uppercase letters
-Use finger spaces
-Write the sounds they hear
-Write with pencil first, then color second
-Write the date
Every writing section begins with a mountain to remind the students to begin their sentence with an uppercase letter. At the end of each sentence is an empty box reminding them to use end punctuation.
Copying directions: Copy front to back, top to bottom. Staple along the top. When the journal is open to a page and laid out flat, the writing checklist and alphabet chart will be on top and the writing for the day on the bottom...both pages in view together!
*I began using word dictation to help my students sound out and spell familiar words. If you do Orton-Gillingham, your students will be familiar with pounding the sounds in the words and will do well with this. I have my students say all the sounds of the word while "pounding" the sounds in the air before they can write anything.
There are four pages for word dictation--Monday-Thursday. The words used for dictation were taken directly from the reading street teacher edition lessons for that exact day! :) The final page of this document explains the word dictation and lists the words for the teacher's use.