A few students in VVE Kindergarten classes have been doing some research on animals. After they shared their research interests, we created this Padlet with links to research information. Students then read, watched, and listened to information, and added their data to printed booklets. As they wrote, students were encouraged to use emergent writing processes as they added text and hand-drawn pictures. Emergent literacy allows students to make choices between when they wish to practice copying words with conventional spelling, and when they wish to use their own understandings of letter-sound correspondence to sound out words. In the video examples below, you will see both conventional spelling and emergent spelling as these budding readers/writers develop their composition skills in developmentally appropriate ways. Further, they are practicing their reading skills as they read back what they wrote. Students then imported saved photos of animals and of their hand-written data into the Shadow Puppet EDU app and added voiceover to read and explain what they learned. We look forward to more reports over time!
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Holly Moore, Educational Technologist, shares student learning here, in our Cardinal Community Blog.