This product is designed for the second half of kindergarten or first grade. It helps to break down the writing process and is used to guide the students through the writing proccess. You will be amazed at the quality of work your students will be able to produce.I know I was!
Day 1: Prewriting activities: Have the student brainstorm as many writing ideas as they can and write them in the idea shape. I usually tell them their goal is to fill up the shape.
Day 2: Have the students review their idea shape and circle one of their ideas. This idea is then written on the middle of the story web and becomes the “main idea”. Ask the students to write one word details about their main idea in the bubbles on the story web.
Day 3: The students should develop a sentence from each of their bubbles starting with the main idea. As the students finish their drafts conference with them to help them revise and edit their work. Use your judgment based on the level of your students. For kindergarten I focused mostly on missing capital letters and punctuation and misspelled sight words.
Day 4: The students should rewrite their draft making the corrections on the final product.