Writing Lesson Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade REWRITE a familiar story rewrite a classic story with three characters 6 graphic organizers included
11 powerpoint slides give students a visual that taps into their prior knowledge. Students change the characters in a familiar story and rewrite the story. Differentiation is easy because some students simply rewrite the story with new characters and other students rewrite the story with new characters and a new setting, some students rewrite with new characters, a new setting, a new problem, and a new solution. (6 graphic organizers included)
Indirect experiences from previous literature read aloud can be used as a springboard for writing.
Encourage writing by building on prior knowledge, students are familiar with classic stories like the Three Little Pigs, Three Billy Goats Gruff, Three Little Kittens, Three Blind Mice, and Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
Writing a story can be a difficult task for young writers. Beginning writers get experience rewriting familiar stories by simply changing the characters.
The familiar story activates background knowledge and creates a mental hook that allows students to tap into their imaginations.
Pictures tell a story. In pairs students share ideas about how the story could begin, what could happen in the middle. and what might be an interesting ending.
Focusing on text-to-self connections:
What does this picture remind you of?
Does anything in this picture remind you of something in your own life?
Focusing on text-to-text connections:
Does this picture remind you of a book you have read?
Focusing on text-to-world connections:
What does this picture remind you of in the real world?