Monday, June 25, 2012

Reader's Response D5 Work on Writing

Hello Everyone!
Thanks for stopping by to take a peek!!  I've had some questions about what I do for the "Work on Writing" component of Daily 5.  Among other written expression activities, I reserve a lot of time for the kids to do a Reader's Response piece in their journals. This is another reason why I love Daily 5.  The opportunity to build wonderful connections between reading and writing is made so relevant.  What is learned in one area can be used to extend the other.  Reading and writing are so related on every level of literacy development!
Because of this, writing about what we have been reading can be purposeful, relevant, and functional! Sometimes I give the kids a prompt, and other times I let them choose from some response prompt cards. I just finished revamping my cards for the first semester. I will do more that deal with nonfiction reading later. Here are some pics of some of the journal entries, and a pic of the first few pages in my packet.

***If you are one of my kids reading this, print off the cards and get reading and writing.  I know it's summer, but what a better time to enjoy some good books and practice writing!!! 
 Love you!! Mrs. V!

My kids use a simple composition journal for most responses.

 for your 9 page free printable of our reader's response cards click here! :)

Have fun and Keep Reading and Writing!!