- They can make a plan and follow through.
- That what you say can be written down.
- Concepts of print
- That a picture that helps them remember can be a simple one
- Children learn that they can represent and remember what they want to say.
- Large white board/ or large paper pad
- Dry erase makers/ or markers (different colors)
- The teacher starts by first drawing a picture of whatever the message is about, children are to predict what the message will be
- The teacher then says the message out loud…”We are going to read a book!”
- Then together say the message together and make lines for each word.
- Next the teacher points to the blank lines while the teacher and the class says the message aloud.
- The actual writing of the sentence comes next followed by a final pointing to each word and line
Step 1 – The teacher draws the picture and children guess what it is
Step 2- State the message, using a consistent stem (We are going to…)
Step 3- Children repeat the message
Step 4- Draw lines as you say each word
Step 5- Read the blank lines together
Step 6- Using a different color, write each word on a line as you say it
Step 7- Read the message pointing to each word together
Step 8- Have message up throughout the day for children to reread