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PK-3 Writing Instruction Resources

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The non-profit website Reading Rockets has an extensive collection of resources related to writing instruction for grades PK – 3.

Here’s what you will find at the Looking at Writing section of the Reading Rockets website:Looking at reading

  • Writing samples from real kids
  • Advice about instruction based on samples
  • Guidance on writing assessment
  • Writing resources
  • Videos of nationally recognized experts on writing instruction

The information is organized by grade level, starting with PreK and ending with grade 3.

For example, here is what you will find at the Kindergarten section:kindergarten

  • 5 different Kindergarten student writing samples with analysis of what the child is able to do as a writer and what he/she needs to learn next
  • Kindergarten appropriate classroom strategies: alphabet matching, concept of word, concept sorts, rhyming games
  • Kindergarten appropriate related resources

Here’s what you will find at the Grade 3 section:sample_gr3_L2_sm

  • 5 different Grade 3 student writing samples with analysis of what the child is able to do as a writer and what he/she needs to learn next
  • Grade 3 appropriate classroom strategies: paragraph hamburger, paragraph shrinking, writing conferences
  • Grade 3 appropriate related resources

Keys to Literacy is in development of a K-3 Writing PD program – Stay tuned!

Joan Sedita

Joan Sedita is the founder of Keys to Literacy and author of the Keys to Literacy professional development programs. She is an experienced educator, nationally recognized speaker and teacher trainer. She has worked for over 35 years in the literacy education field and has presented to thousands of teachers and related professionals at schools, colleges, clinics, and professional conferences.

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