We all have different inner and outer qualities that make us special, and it's important for children to recognize this. Research regarding the social-emotional core competencies informs us that positive self-awareness promotes better choices and pro-social behaviors. So, it's equally important for adults to affirm each child's uniqueness. For this reason, we've created a lesson plan called "All About Me," which is especially geared towards Pre-K to Grade 1 children. Our lesson plan gives ideas for fun activities while integrating social-emotional learning (SEL) with emergent literacy development. We hope that your young learners will enjoy these activities as they become more self-aware.
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We all love using emojis in our texts and emails or adding them as stickers on photos. Educationally speaking, they can also be useful in helping children to interpret facial expressions and express their own feelings. The learning can be further extended by matching the expressions with the correct tone of voice. With this in mind, WriteReader has created a new lesson plan for teachers and parents about “Emotions and Emojis.” We've got you covered in all the essential aspects of helping your students grow in their social-emotional learning and the development of their literacy skills!
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The structure and support functionality of the learning tool WriteReader enables kindergarten to 5th-grade students to produce and share multimodal books with images, text and sound - regardless of their written capabilities. WriteReader can be used with almost any theme and genre, as the teaching frameworks are defined and created by the teacher and the content is created by the student.
Examples of suitable and relevant models for the target group can be describing daily events, for example.
Get more ideas from our blog post Inspiraton for meaningful writing activities.
Assess whether the students would benefit from taking pictures to be used in the book at home. In this way, time at school is spent solely on writing.
The following writing standards can be accommodated with WriteReader and the above themes/ideas: