Reflection: Staircase of Complexity Walking through the jungle - Section 3: Writing Activity


I love to use Thinking Maps and templates.  I feel that the CCSS expectations for ELA can be broken down into pieces by using the thinking maps and then the information can be taken from the maps and put back together to write a response to literature.  The template help break down the hard parts and visually make sense of it all.  My kindergarteners totally understand an assignment when it is first broken down into a bubble map or a circle map.  They simple choose from each map and put the pieces together for a sentence.  At first everything looks difficult.  As the teacher I have to help them see how to break it all down so it makes sense.  My students had a lot of fun with this writing activity.

  putting the pieces together
  Staircase of Complexity: putting the pieces together
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Walking through the jungle

Unit 3: Animal Adventures
Lesson 2 of 14

Objective: SWBAT engage in whole group reading and discussion to produce an informative sentence in response to literature.

Big Idea: We will read and discuss story events and then write an informative sentence about one of the events.

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