Domain 5: Early Writing

Session 9: Shared Writing

Session 10: Playful and Purposeful

Suggested Read Alouds About Lines and Drawing:
- Lines That Wiggle by Candace Whitman - ish by Peter H. Reynolds
- A Picture for Harold's Room by Crockett Johnson
- Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
- My Crayons Talk by Patricia Hubbard
- Drawing Lessons from a Bear by David McPhail
- I Can Draw Animals by Ray Gibson
- My Brother, Ant by Betsy Byars
- Chalkboard Stories from First Teacher May/June 1994, pp. 32-33

Suggested Read Alouds About Types of Writing:
- A Letter for Amy by Ezra Jack Keatz
- My Brother, Ant by Betsy Byars
- The Jolly Postman or Other People's Letters by Janet & Allan Ahlberg
- Little Mouse's Big Valentine by Thacher Hurd
- Ralph Tells a Story by Abby Hanlon
- Max's Words by Kate Banks
- Author A True Story by Helen Lester
- I Can Write. Can You? by Josie Stewart and Lynn Salem (Continental Press, 1995)
- Map Fun by Josie Stewart and Lynn Salem (Seedling Publications, 2008)
- Notes From Mom by Lynn Salem and Josie Stewart (The Continental Press, Inc., 1992)
- Dear Deer by Gene Barretta
- Don't Forget the Bacon! by Pat Hutchins
- The Puppet Show by Josie Stewart and Lynn Salem (Seedling Publications, 1999)
- The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown

Suggested Read Alouds created by other Children:
- There's A Cricket in the Library by fifth grade students of McKee Elementary School in Oakdale, Pennsylvania
- Vincent Van Gogh's Cat by second grade students of East Washington Academy in Muncie, Indiana
- Who Let the Cat Out of the Bag? by fourth grade students of Newcastle Ave Elementary

Writing with Young Children Resources:
- Engaging Young Writers, Preschool- Grade 1 by Matt Glover
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- Already Ready: Nurturing Writers in Preschool and Kindergarten by Katie Wood Ray and Matt Glover
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- In Pictures and in Words: Teaching the Qualities of Good Writing Through Illustration Study by Katie Wood Ray
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Classroom Writing Samples:

Topics and ideas to help design your Focused and Reflective Practice:

Early Writing Articles:

2. "Supporting Writing in Preschool" by Janis Strasser & Lisa Mufson Koeppel (Teaching Young Children / vol.1:3, pp.10-13)




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Sample Collaboration of using shared reading and shared writing:Brown_Bear_Shared_Reading_Writing_Book.jpg

Possible Shared Writing Technology Programs: whiteboard_writing.jpg1. site allows the user to create online interactive posters. Great for documenting a field trip or other experience worthy of writing about.

2. www.littlebirdtales.comStudents are able to create stories by drawing pictures or uploading them. Text and voice recording can also be added. This can be done as a group.

3. This is a template for a Venn Diagram. Could be used on large white board during group discussion.

4. is a writing graphic organizer to help write stories, papers, etc. Helps organize thoughts with pictures. Can get a 30-day free subscription.There is also the adult version

5. www.tikatok.comThis is an award winning children's book publishing website acquired by Barnes & Noble.

6. www.museumbox.e2bn.orgThis tool can be used to create "museum boxes" filled with content cubes. Use it to add different endings to a story or document class projects.Could be a digital version of the "Story Cube." The site offers "how to" videos and samples. Be create for early childhood!

7. Use interactive whiteboards to draw and or create stories.

8. Use overhead projectors for children to draw, trace or practice writing on so they can see their work on the wall.

9. Creative drawing programs / publishing programs to create cards/signs/banners etc.

10. Apps: Whiteboard, Steam Draw, Draw Free, Glow Draw, Jot! Free, Kidpix, Notability
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Classroom Ideas / Activities:
2. Origami paper booklet instructions