January 15, 2013
Writing a letter - 5 parts
How does writing fit into the description of your grade's Language Arts program? Will you
incorporate writing activities throughout the year? What forms and genres of writing might you
focus on? Will you integrate writing activities with other subjects? Can you provide an example
of a writing activity?
o Create a post office centre (there are envelopes)
Kids write to each other, to family members, to the teachers -> to anyone
It gets them practicing the letter writing process
Creativity is encouraged
Throughout the school - different holidays; Christmas, halloween
o Learning to write stories - break down into different parts
Characters, setting, problem, solution, etc - only just beginning to learn how to write
o All about me theme
What is my name?
Who is my family?
o Simple books
o Graphic organizers -> Who, What, When, Why