Building Independence Through Modeling and Picture References (Virtual Tour)
Stage of Literacy Development:
Stage 1: Beginning Literacy
Writing Processes & Strategies, Text Structures & Genres
It's important for me to teach the children the different forms of writing that are purposeful. In this case we have worked on making lists, and before a child can go off and make their own list, of course I need to model that. And then I create this anchor chart to remind them of the features of the list and how we can go about making one. First we choose a topic, we pick our paper because I like to give them a variety of paper. You write your name, a lot of them forget that. We always use our date stamp. Add your title at the top, add your numbers for your list, write your words, and lastly, add your pictures.
The goal of How to Make a List: Building Independence Through Modeling and Picture References (Virtual Tour) is to help students to understand the structural features of various writing styles and forms.
- Create an anchor chart with the students to ensure understanding of how to make a list.
- Modeling any form of writing helps students understand the structural features of that writing style.
- Purposeful writing activities are engaging and authentic. Have students write about real-life experiences.