Writing Strands: Level 1 (Download)
In this brief but helpful manual, Writing Strands curriculum author Dave Marks offers general guidelines for the parents of small children on how they can instill a love for language. Developed from his own experiences teaching his son, Marks recommends a variety of engaging activities that families can easily work into their everyday routine.
This book covers inventive, entertaining ways to develop children’s abilities with a range of essential language concepts, including letter sounds, rhyming words, and sentences.
- From the respected creators of the popular Writing Strands curriculum
- Emphasizes parent-tested games and activities the whole family will enjoy
Very different from the rest of the Writing Strands series, Writing Strands 1 is designed for families of children not yet writing. It has games, programs and projects to help young children understand that words are not just things to use to get what they want, but that they can have fun with them. It is a way to have a family demonstrate its value of language use, to present to children models of behavior, and to have all the members of the family help convince the youngest members that the family they are part of lives creating and sharing through language. It consists of a manual of games and projects and an audio CD of examples, made by the author and his son, of what can be done for and with very young children.
Scope and Sequence:
- Making Up Words
- Recognizing Sounds
- Being Sounds and Letters
- Creating Creatures
- Finishing Sentences and Stories
- Expanding Sentences
- Drawing to Describe
- Finishing Stories
- Recording Conversations
- Discussing Stories
- What Animals are Like
- New Endings
- Creative Games