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1 Using Literature to Teach the Traits Indian River County Schools Sebastian Elementary Katy Bartolini (772)

2 Introduction  Using the 6 Traits of Writing and incorporating literature to model the traits.  These skills and strategies are used daily to reinforce writing skills.  Using technology to enhance the writing curriculum.

3 Agenda  Teaching the traits of writing literature ● Ideas ● Organization ● Voice ● Word Choice ● Sentence Fluency ● Conventions  Writer’s Workshop includes 4 main components Modeled Writing Independent Writing Conferencing Sharing  Teaching technology through writing projects. Publishing Station Writing Station

4 Overview Writers will become Readers and Readers will become Writers Share Words Edit Pair Think Write Model Read Draw

5 Vocabulary  Ideas – attention to detail, tells the whole story.  Organization – pictures and text go together, the piece has a beginning, middle, and end  Voice – writer’s passion for the topic  Word Choice – builds a picture for the reader  Sentence Fluency – sentences vary in structure and length.  Conventions – Capitalization, punctuation, grammar

6 Writing Activity Book - Where the Wild Things Are by: Maurice Sendak  discuss traits that compliment the book  use materials on the table to create your own “Wild Thing”.  write a story describing your adventures if you were a “Wild Thing.”

7 Literature to Teach the Traits  Ideas If Dogs were Dinosaurs by David M. Schwartz Out of the Ocean by Debra Frasier Owen by Kevin Henkes  Organization I Wanna Iguana by Karen Kaufman Orloff Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt How the Grinch Stole Christmas! By Dr. Seuss

8 Literature to Teach the Traits  Voice The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle When Sophie Gets Angry-Really, Really Angry by Molly Bang  Word Choice Fancy Nancy by Jane O’Connor Piggie Pie by Margie Palatini The Jacket I Wear in the Snow by Nancy Winslow Parker

9 Literature to Teach the Traits  Sentence Fluency The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag Hey, Al by Yorinks  Conventions Duck on a Bike by David Shannon Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle Alexander & the Terrible Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst

10 Make and Take Activity 1  April Shower’s Mobile – Publishing Station ● Trace and cut out a white cloud. ● Trace and cut out nine blue raindrops. ● Trace and cut out three red flowers. ● Trace and cut out three green stems. ● Glue three white strips to the cloud. ● Glue the raindrops to the strips. ● Glue a flower and stem to the bottom of each strip.  April Poem – Computer Station ● Type the poem you found about the month of April. ● Glue it onto your April Mobile.

11 Make and Take Activity 2  Butterfly Mobile – Publishing Station Use the templates to cut out the butterfly shapes from blue, yellow, and pink paper. Also cut 2 each of the large and small circles from each color. Lay out the 3 butterflies and position the spots so there are contrasting colors on each one as shown. Punch 2 holes in each butterfly as marked on the templates. Thread the yarn through the butterflies. Butterfly Poem – Computer Station Write your Haiku Poem Attach your poem to one of your butterflies on your mobile.

12 Make and Take Activity 3  Ladybug Activity – Publishing Station Trace and cut out 3 body parts, 6 legs and 2 antenaes. Glue the body parts together and attach the writing paper. Go to Mrs. Bartolini and she will attach the wings. Write about a time

13 Make and Take Activity 4  Short Vowel Sounds Sort – Textbook Station Take out a piece of paper. Fold it like a hot dog. Label each side with e and o. Cut out the pictures. Say the picture out loud and see if you can hear the short e or short o sound. Glue the picture on the correct side of your paper. Color the pictures.

14 Summary  Model the skills you wish to teach the children once a week during Writing Workshop.  The other days of the week, teach a mini-lesson using the traits before individual writing time.  The children NEED to write daily in a journal. They need to have a conference with the teacher 2-3 times a week.  Provide the tools necessary to help their writing grow.  Build the children’s writing skills at their own pace.  Writing is successful when you start the children at their own individual level and build on their skills from there.

15 Where to Get More Information  Resource Books Wee can Write by Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory Using Picture Books to Teach Writing With the Traits by Ruth Culham & Raymond Coutu Seeing with New Eyes by Northwest Regional Educational laboratory picture books by Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory Just Write: All Year Long Kindergarten by Kathryn Robinson Never Too Early To Write by Bea Johnson Teaching the Youngest Writers by Marcia S. Freeman


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