Daily Archives: August 30, 2012

Prep (5&6 Year Olds) Authentic Writing: Father’s Day 2012

My students have made beautiful Father’s Day cards. It was interesting to read that many of my students wrote that they love it when dad reads to them. We had not discussed this as a grade. I hope the fathers enjoy their cards and realise the effort each child made to make their card beautiful.

Above: The front of our cards…

Above: The inside of our cards…

Cheers Nina

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The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler – Comprehension: Identifying the beginning, middle & end of a story

My Preps recently recited The Gruffalo at our school assembly. They explained to the audience that they were learning expression and to make their reading sound like talking. We had read the story many times, discussed the problem, used our perspective lens to think about each creature’s feelings and enjoyed pattern and pace.

The children have been talking about and drawing the beginning, middle and end of a story. My students are learning to write their own simple narratives and deconstructing narratives helps children understand how to construct their own. Reading a story many times enables the children to develop a deep understanding of the text.

Cheers Nina

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