On Thursday, Prep D had two teachers visit to spend part of their day with us. Sue and Nicole from the Mount Dandenong area came to see PD run a PrepD Student Led Interactive Writing session. It’s always great to have visitors and I was very proud of my students. This was their second day back at school for the term! I was also a little anxious about whether they would remember the procedure and use taught strategies. They did!
Our Language Experience sentence was: We write everyday at school.
I’d like to thank Sue and Nicole for the wonderful gift they gave PD. The children and I love the book. The Troll by Julia Donaldson and David Roberts
In one more week, these five, and ‘a few’ recently turned six-year olds will have completed their first term in a Victorian (Australia) state primary school. Prior to their first year of school, these students have come from a variety of settings. These include, kindergarten, child care, no kindergarten, or an Early Learning Centre. Their ‘prior to school’ experiences are very different.
PrepD Student Led Interactive Writing – Week 9 (N.B. Please read previous posts written about this strategy for instructions.)
Our Language Experience or ‘common experience’ sentence for this session was: On Friday we are going on a school bus. The children are using a number of strategies to support them whilst writing. They rely on and frequently refer to an alphabet tool card, spacer counters and alphabet posters displayed. They have a number of word attack strategies such as, chunking, looking for smaller words, sounding long, sounding short, prompting and ‘think aloud’.