Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Window Writing Public Library Programming Observation Fayetteville Public Library Lynsey Moats.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "Window Writing Public Library Programming Observation Fayetteville Public Library Lynsey Moats."— Presentation transcript:

1 Window Writing Public Library Programming Observation Fayetteville Public Library Lynsey Moats

2 Free template from 2 I chose to complete my public library observation at the Fayetteville Public Library (FPL) located in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Location

3 FPL Program Free template from 3 The program that I observed was a writing camp designed for students that will be in grades 4 th through 6 th during the upcoming school year. The program was a four day event that lasted one hour each day. Caitlyn Walsh, Youth Services Librarian, coordinated the program. Stephanie Cowan, 2 nd grade teacher at Owl Creek Elementary, taught the program.

4 Goals Free template from 4 There were two primary goals of the writing camp. 1.Students will have the opportunity to enjoy, enrich, and explore their writing capabilities. 2.Students will produce a piece of writing to be published in the Wanderer 2011 by Friday, June 24 th. C. Walsh, personal communication, June 27, S. Cowan, personal communication, June 22, 2011.

5 Free template from 5 After the students and Ms. Cowan shared their writing pieces from the previous day, she began building the students background knowledge about the writing theme of the day: Hiding and Seeking. Background Knowledge What items have you hidden? Where have you hidden items? What is the purpose of hiding items?

6 Read Aloud Free template from 6 Next, Ms. Cowan read aloud a picture book by Colin Thompson titled Looking for Atlantis. She used questioning strategies and different voices to represent the characters.

7 Visual Springboard Free template from 7 Thompsons book encouraged the use of imagination and illustrated a boy discovering a whole new world through a window. As a result, after the read aloud, Ms. Cowan had the students draw a window with four panes and illustrate items that they have hidden or sought. This activity was used as a visual springboard for the students writing activity.

8 Words are the tools that thinkers use. Free template from 8

9 9 Students were hard at work creating their window illustrations to help generate their creative thoughts. Photographs

10 Free template from 10 Writing Assignment Finally, Ms. Cowan taught a mini-lesson about informational writing. She demonstrated how the students can use their hands to recall the 5 W +H questions. She concluded the session by asking students to write in their journals about an item they have hidden or sought while answering the 5 W + H questions in their writing piece.


Download ppt "Window Writing Public Library Programming Observation Fayetteville Public Library Lynsey Moats."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google