A Systematic Approach to Phonics, Journals, and Writing Workshop
Children are introduced to the world of written language through journal writing in a writing workshop format. Focuses primarily on teaching phonics and writing concepts in the context of writing. Students are taught through teacher models and their own writing. Rather than telling children how to write, support is provided to help sound out words.
Kid Writing Snapshot:
Step 1 “Draw-Your Story”
Step 2 “Kid-Writing”- child uses stretching process to sound out words
Step 3 “Adult Writing”- child reads his or her writing aloud while teacher
underwrites the correctly spelled words, providing feedback. The adult
writing is then read aloud with the child.
Step 4 “Mini-lesson”- teacher chooses a short teaching point.
Step 5 “Quick-Share”