Our Ramp Stories

  • fiction and nonfiction books about ramps
  • writing and drawing materials

MA Standards:

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.

Our Ramp Stories

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Skill Focus: Concepts of Print, Fine Motor Skills, Vocabulary, Writing

Have children discuss their ramp building activities. Ask, Can you tell us a story about one of the observations you discovered while exploring the ramps?

  • Have children make up a story about a ramp or tell a story that actually happened while they were exploring.
  • Encourage children to use new vocabulary as they dictate or write about their observation.
  • Then have them cut pictures from magazines to illustrate their story.

You may want to make a group book “Our Ramp Stories” to leave in the Library Center for children to have access to on their own.  

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