What I really like about these pages is the word bans=k that is above to help the kids with spelling some of our sight words that would be useful when writing to the specific prompt.
I have focussed a lot this year on writing with my kids. I have been teaching them to break words into syllables then segment the sounds in each syllable. After much practice they are getting the hang of it. Tog begin, we first read all of the words in the word bank. I have found that my kids can read the words but might not be able to spell them. Having the word bank on the paper helps them to spell the sight words correctly. We also use the space men to help with our spacing so our words aren't scrunched together.
This picture is from another writing day-I forgot to take one today
For this weeks prompt, I asked each student the question; "What is your favorite toy?" They must answer using a complete sentence. For my ELL I will model a sentence frame- "My favorite toy is a _______.
After they write and illustrate, they get to share their work with the class, using the document camera.
I am so proud of the writing this little guy did.