Coming up with ideas
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First read Blog: Zooming into Small Moments as first grade teacher discusses her process for helping students develop ideas
Next, watch video (5:20) to see how these teachers use interactive read-aloud as mentor text in information writing
Then make a choice:
- Watch video (9:47) Watch video of teacher modes students learning in science to launch information writing with Kindergarten.
- Watch video (10:29) of teacher modes students learning in science to launch information writing in second grade classroom.
Extension: Writer’s Notebook can be a place to collect ideas- but it is not necessary to use a notebook. Use jigsaw protocol to read and discuss this article about writing notebook.
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