I absolutely love language.
Being a teacher of the deaf, I see students who often have language delays or struggle with language.
- Expressive Language
- Receptive Language
Most of the items in the above list are weaved throughout all of a students day. It is my job to help them navigate and wade through all of activities that sometimes have my students drowning in the “English” sea. I always tell them English is a crazy language.
I find that the classroom teachers are doing wonderful work with reading and writing. Many of my students achieve success faster with reading than writing. Many of my students do not enjoy writing. Writing has alot of layers and skills to master.
- Keyboarding Skills
- Expressive Language
- Writing Conventions……
I have been trying to think of ways to really help my littles work on all of these skills, at their level, in hope that they will become less resistant to write and feel more confident as they navigate the grades.
I have done journal writing over the years. Some students are writing to themselves, working on advocacy skills or writing to a peer. This style is free writing is proving to be helpful and bringing happiness.
I created a journaling resource to give options.
These options make the experience more personal and differentiated.
I have used written prompts forever, but recently I have been developing visual prompts for creative/expressive writing. I have many bright students with much to say, but sometimes that white, blank sheet of paper is overwhelming.
Using a picture sparks language and creativity.
These resources are flexible. As the teacher you can select the pages, the structure and the goals you are working on.
These resources are just a framework for the all of the skills you and tour students have been working on.
I am going to keep creating and challenging myself to teach and support my littles in their writing skills. Check in with me to see what I’m working on. You can follow my TpT store, this way you will be notified when I post new resources. You can also follow me here and see what I am working on.
I always welcome feedback and comments. Let’s learn together.