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Using a plan to support Prep (5&6 Year Olds) children writing a descriptive piece…

My students have been learning how to write a description using the PM Writing Big Book genre format. Focusing on making a plan with key words and ideas supported my Preps to maintain a content structure.

Their first attempt involved choosing something personal and familiar to them. They then drew a diagram/picture and labelled key parts and used key words which would support them when writing their text. This was their first attempt and therefore a baseline assessment.

Having completed their own attempt I planned to share making a description plan with my students. We chose Sharks and used pictures and diagrams to locate the vocabulary they would need. Each student completed their own copy of the shark description plan.

Today my students used their plans to write a descriptive piece about sharks. Constructing a good quality plan scaffolds student’s writing and enablesthem to write an expanded quality text.

Cheers Nina

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