Draw and Write Together: Wheel Book

  • pencils, markers, and/or crayons
  • square pieces of drawing paper
  • tape
  • caption
  • sentence
  • trace
  • word

MA Standards:

English Language Arts/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: 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.

Draw and Write Together: Wheel Book

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ELA Focus Skills: Concepts of Print, Early Writing, Speaking and Listening

Invite children to draw a picture of themselves using something with wheels. Ask them to share a time when they used an object that had wheels. 

  • If children cannot think of an object with wheels, you may want to display pictures or prompt them by asking whether they have ever been on a bus or train, or played with a truck, etc.

Have children write or dictate a caption for the picture, using the sentence frame “A                       has wheels.”

  • Write the sentence under each child's picture. Point to the words as you read the caption aloud with each child. Let children track the words as you read.

After children have finished writing a caption for their drawing, gather all the pages  and tape them together.

  • Then fold the pages along the tape into an accordion pleated book.
  • Place the book in the Library Center for children to revisit and read on their own.
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