- crayons or markers
- old magazines
- writing materials
Writing/W.PK.MA.2: Use a combination of dictating and drawing to explain information about a topic.
Head Start Outcomes:
Literacy Knowledge/Early Writing: Experiments with writing tools and materials.
Literacy Knowledge/Early Writing: Uses scribbles, shapes, pictures, and letters to represent objects, stories, experiences, or ideas.
PreK Learning Guidelines:
English Language Arts/Composition 16: Use their own words or illustrations to describe their experiences, tell imaginative stories, or communicate information about a topic of interest.
Things That Roll
Skill Focus: Concepts of Print, Vocabulary
Tell children they will make their own books about things that roll.
- The first page will be the front cover of the book.
- Write a title, such as Does It Roll? on each cover and include a line for the author to write his or her name.
- Read aloud the title, pointing out the spaces between words, and ask children to name any letters they recognize.
- Have them write their names on the line and decorate the cover.
Explain to children that they can use a combination of drawings and pictures cut from old magazines. On the inside pages, write captions as children dictate words and/or sentences to describe or talk about each object pictured.
Talk with children about their completed books and display them in the Library Center for children to share.