Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Writing in Kindergarten after Read-Alouds

Annotated Research

Question: How do books read aloud affect the writing of kindergartners?

Answer: “Children were strongly affected by the kind of book read to them.” JM Mason. 1988. P. 220.

Comment: My wife, Barbara Stopper, created paperbacks in which her first-grade students wrote. Barbara folded sheets of 8 1/2” x 11” paper in half, lengthwise. Stapled them. The results? The students copied the formats of the books read to them. They would write on one-half of each sheet and illustrate on the other half of each sheet. They created their own covers. Of course, they used their own experiences, not the books’. RayS.

Title: “Annotated Bibliography of Research in the Teaching of English.” Ed. JD Marshall and RK Durst. Research in the Teaching of English (May 1989), 208-222.

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