Saturday, February 17, 2018

How To Writing & Doing

I love the How To Writing Unit of Study in kindergarten. I have developed a variety of ways to weave in art, reading, writing, science, dramatic play, Handworks, and technology to widen learners schema and do help them develop as writers who see interesting stories and meaningful experiences in the life they are living.

I made some of my own How-To Writing paper, and I posted it FREE on Teacher Pay Teachers:

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Valentine's Day Boxes

Making Connections to Reading

We make connections to the books we read and the stories we listen to. When readers and listeners make text to text, text to self, and text to world connections, they deepen comprehension and widen their schema.

I make connections...

Text to Text

Text to World

Text to Self

Monday, January 15, 2018

Access to Diversity in Picture Books

Finding the beauty in what ever neighborhood someone calls home.

Hearing the voices of people who do not live like you.

Seeing families that look like your own or someone you know.

Seeing lives lived far away.

Meeting kids without gender labels and rules.

Better understanding those experiencing economic inequality.

Windows and Mirrors in Mentor Text in all classrooms.