Curiosity and Confidence Second Grade Delia King email@example.com
We are (almost) writers. • Beginning of the year-baseline writing. • Writing survey
Sparking Their Curiosity • Read, read and read some more information books • Wonderopolis—wonderopolis.org
Nurturing Confidence • Time to write • Modeling • Authentic Audience • Mentor Text
Time to write • Writer’s workshop • When finished with work • Comfortable environment • Encouraging
I am a writer. • Compose in front of them. • Revise with them. • Share pieces that I write during our “read around”.
Authentic Audience • Writers write for themselves. • Writers write for their friends and family. • Writers share their writing with the world. • Parent wiki • Glogs—digital poster (opinion writing) • Digital stories—documentary (informational/explanatory writing)
Mentor Texts Books by Gail Gibbons
Mini Lessons CCSS W.2.2--Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section. • Introduction • How to gather facts • How to sort facts • Bold Words -adding definitions within the writing. • Endings
Talk right to your reader Give an interesting fact-then leave them wanting more.
Our Biggest Surprise • As teachers, we became more curious and confident writers and teachers.