The children have been reflecting on their writing development. Individually, they looked through their writing books, comparing their writing at the beginning of the year and their writing now. Then they worked with their writing partner, looking together at each other’s writing, noticing how the writing had improved. Finally, we met as a whole group and the children shared their observations.
- The illustrations have more details.
- Before there was no text.
- Now we can write letters.
- We can stretch the words to hear the sounds.
- We can write with lower case letters.
- Now we know about speech bubbles.
- We don’t need a teacher to help us.
- We can do full stops and sentences.
- We leave spaces so (the writing) is easier to read.
- We know tricky words with silent letters.
We made a VoiceThread and the children reflected on their personal writing goals. This is a work in progress. I have been adding my reflections to the children’s. It would be lovely if parents, siblings and other family members and friends could add their reflections also. Getting and giving feedback on writing is an important part of the writing process.