This week I have been talking about learning sentence structure, using of visuals, story sequencing and graphic organisers. Today I will be focusing on competing the essay that Ryan and I started on the beach.
[Picture used to draw in the conversation]
In Part 4 Ryan came out with this storyline
I asked him the question
” When did we go to the beach? Are we at the beach now?”
He answered ” Saturday. No we are at home now.”
Ryan does know the concept of time but he is not that good at reading the time on a clock.
He is able to distinguish between today, yesterday and tomorrow.
” Have we gone to the beach? Did you play and enjoy yourself there?
He answered” Yes”.
I explained to him what we are doing are all based on a time line
I explained to him that certain words will change when we are talking about this that had already happened (in the past) as compared to the present (now) Ie: Wake(present) – woke(past)
We corrected the two paragraphs that he came up with to change the tenses.
Ryan’s final composition after all the editing and help.
After seeing all the steps it is now your turn to try out writing with your kid(s). Have fun in the process. 🙂
For this post I have chosen the picture of the beach as the topic that I will be focusing on.
By listing out what Ryan had said in a graphic organiser he is shown how he can organise and develop his thoughts and put them into linking sentences. From the sentences that I elicited from him I made him elaborate and give more details about the activities that he had carried out.
In the next and final part( Part 5) I will be focusing on how to teach Ryan how to use past tense for writing instead of present tense.