Squiggle writing

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Squiggle writing

Here is a poster of the Expectations we created this year school year: I want to inspire them to write and to use the notebook. This is easier said than done. I have created overheads of some of my own pages and have why Squiggle writing choose to write about these snippets.

I also make clear it is NOT a diary to Squiggle writing down what happens every day, but it is ok sometimes to do this.

Mrs. Samuelson's Swamp Frogs: Squiggle Writing

Here is a list of things Ralph Fletcher recommended when I saw him at a conference: What do you notice or see when you are about and about? Then I let students go and have some time to write. You will get a lot of questions "Is it ok if I write about I gather them back together at the end and we share what we wrote about.

Then I tell each student since the book is theirs I want them to decorate it in some way because it is their special book. I have never done this as an in class activity, although you certainly could. I had my students do it for homework and gave them a few nights to compete it.

The only rule was that it had to come to school everyday while they were working on it since they would be using it!!! I have had kids use stickers, Yu-Gi-Oh sp?

They just need to make it "theirs. Model a think aloud in choosing a story topic. Instead model showing an event. For example I might use when we found my cat, Daisy.

Model for students how to sketch in the tiny blank white space at the top of the notebook paper. Then show students how to draw from the picture they wrote on the notebook paper below. Remind students what to do if they get stuck. Remind them to use the resources in our room heart maps and class brainstorm list to help them.

Then I send them off for time to write. I do not conference yet, but I do walk around and check up on kids, especially ones who are stuck and try to help them find an idea. We meet together at the end to share some of our ideas.

Squiggle writing

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Students take the squiggle cards and must turn the squiggle into something - a setting, main character, animal, event, etc. Children glue the squiggle card to the writing paper or in their journal.

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Starting Writers Workshop Mini Lessons. Here is a copy of my beginning of the year mini lessons. Many of these ideas are the ideas that I learned at my district's Writing Institute, so I cannot take credit for all / even most of these ideas.

Starting Writers Workshop Mini Lessons. Here is a copy of my beginning of the year mini lessons. Many of these ideas are the ideas that I learned at my district's Writing Institute, so I cannot take credit for all / even most of these ideas.

When presented with new material, standards, and complicated topics, we need to be focused and calm as we approach our assignments. We can use brain breaks and focused-attention practices to positively impact our emotional states and learning.

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