Kindergarten Writing and the Common Core

Joyful Pathways to Narrative, Opinion, and Information Writing: This entire board features images from Nellie Edge's new book, "Kindergarten Writing and the Common Core" and kindergarten writing seminar.
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AUTHENTIC ASSESSMENT INFORMS OUR PRACTICE. By spring of the year, we want our kindergartners to be able to state one of their current writing goals knowing that "Our words and pictures tell a story." We laminated class photos of each child and attached them with tape so they can be easily moved around. Poster designed by Laura Flocker and Nellie Edge. http://nellieedge.com/blog/our-highest-impact-kindergarten-writing-practices-nellie-edge-seminars/

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Children learn to draw and label animals in their own really cool books, again practicing their heart words in a motivating and authentic context. They love to decorate their end page, remembering the chant "t-h-e e-n-d The End!" Strategy from "Kindergarten Writing and the Common Core:Joyful Pathways to Accelerated Literacy" by Nellie Edge.

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DOWNLOAD FREE CHART! Laminated copies of this chart are placed around the room. We give children a visual reminder of what quality illustration looks like. From "Kindergarten Writing and the Common Core:Joyful Pathways to Accelerated Literacy" by Nellie Edge http://www.nellieedge.com/members/resources/What-Makes-Quality-Illustration.pdf

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Teaching pencil grip is one of the foundation skills from Nellie Edge “Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting Matters.” An in-depth photo essay, featuring 10 practical handwriting tips, is a “must-read” for preschool and kindergarten teachers and parents. This Weekly Focus blog includes FREE parent letters.

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Preview proven writing strategies from Nellie Edge Online Seminars: Multisensory ABC and Phonics Immersion, Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting, and Mastery of High-Frequency Sight Words are foundational components of an authentic kindergarten writing program. Optional college credits available.

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Writing news stories allows children to share their opinions about personal events in their lives.

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Organized Writing Totes Allow Teachers—and Volunteers—to Support and Challenge ALL Children. All of the materials needed for these authentic book and list making centers are contained in an organized tote that children can use independently or with the help of a volunteer. Differentiated learning is built into the process. From "Kindergarten Writing and the Common Core" by Nellie Edge.

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Quick writes build fluency. The word "dog is one of our handwriting anchor words and our high-frequency "heart words". Children learn to draw dogs and make books about animals. Learning how to draw supports the writing process.

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Writing to Read in Kindergarten 2 - Nellie Edge

Writing to Read in Kindergarten 2 - Nellie Edge

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This instruction area is intentionally set up with careful attention to every detail of print. Photo from Winter Curry's kindergarten. Notice the pink and purple "heart words" and ABC Phonics:Sing ,Sign, and Read! wall cards from Nellie Edge seminars.

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This kindergarten art gallery at Candalaria Kindergarten featured samples of the projects Laura Flocker had woven into science explorations and literature studies. Jelly Fish were made from giant coffee filters purchased from Discount School Supply – Liquid Watercolor™ Texas Snowflakes. http://www.discountschoolsupply.com/Product/ProductDetail.aspx?product=12793 Learn more about Joyful Accelerated Literacy.

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ABC PHONICS: SING, SIGN, AND READ! For the children who are already reading, this ABC and phonics book provides differentiated learning: The sign language description is written specifically for early readers. Enjoy a beautiful book that is worthy of children.

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Begin handwriting practice with close in-the-moment coaching with each child's name. Parents as Partners will accelerate the process. Scroll down to #13 on FAQ-- Kindergarten-friendly Handwriting Matters for FREE DOWNLOAD on Nellie Edge Kindergarten Blog. http://nellieedge.com/blog/kindergarten-friendly-handwriting-matters-sixteen-frequently-asked-questions/#more-92

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AUTHENTIC ASSESSMENT INFORMS OUR PRACTICE. By spring of the year, we want our kindergartners to be able to state one of their current writing goals knowing that "Our words and pictures tell a story." Poster designed by Laura Flocker and Nellie Edge. http://nellieedge.com/blog/our-highest-impact-kindergarten-writing-practices-nellie-edge-seminars/

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How to Talk to Kindergartners about their writing. This blog is a detailed photo essay of the variety of ways children write in kindergarten and how wise teachers use language to develop self-regulation. Some students practice favorite "heart word sentences" during settling in time each morning.

Talking to Kindergartners about Their Writing

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DOWNLOAD FREE CHART! Laminated copies of this chart are placed around the room. We give children a visual reminder of what quality illustration looks like. From "Kindergarten Writing and the Common Core:Joyful Pathways to Accelerated Literacy" by Nellie Edge http://www.nellieedge.com/members/resources/What-Makes-Quality-Illustration.pdf

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Writing to Read in Kindergarten 2 - Nellie Edge

Writing to Read in Kindergarten 2 - Nellie Edge

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Download FREE Elephant and Piggie drawing pages from "Kindergarten Writing and the Common Core" by Nellie Edge.

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If you only have time to read one kindergarten blogger, GET TO KNOW Melissa Clancy at Joyful Learning in KC! With high expectations, she documents meaning-centered writing across the curriculum. Our friends at Nellie Edge Seminars love how her writing/thinking workshop model is infused with authentic literacy. http://joyfullearninginkc.blogspot.com/2014/07/writing-workshop.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+JoyfulLearningInKc+%28Joyful+Learning++In+KC%29

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Kindergarten teachers will love this blog! See samples of authentic literacy and writing-to-read strategies. Read about how to use the kind of language that empowers young writers to become prolific writers.

Talking to Kindergartners about Their Writing

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Students grab a paper with headlines "bad news" "family news".... to write about it. clever idea

Writing to Read in Kindergarten 2 - Nellie Edge

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DOWNLOAD FREE CHART! Laminated copies of this chart are placed around the room. We give children a visual reminder of what quality illustration looks like. From "Kindergarten Writing and the Common Core:Joyful Pathways to Accelerated Literacy" by Nellie Edge http://www.nellieedge.com/members/resources/What-Makes-Quality-Illustration.pdf

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OUR 10 HIGHEST-IMPACT KINDERGARTEN WRITING PRACTICES: How do we differentiate instruction to simultaneously challenge and support diverse learners within the same kindergarten? AUTHENTIC, MEANINGFUL LITERACY IS THE ANSWER. Read this NELLIE EDGE BLOG for our 10 most powerful writing strategies.

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Nellie Edge Seminars: Allow your writing Framework to Nurture Creativity! Read about joyful pathways to the Common Core. . .

Common Core Standards, Nellie Edge Teacher Resources

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