Ideas for daily or weekly activities (K-5)
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.
- Write a book about their school and share it with fellow kindergarten children who might later be starting in the same school. The book can focus on key persons at the school (teachers, educators, the janitor, the cleaning personnel etc.) and central locations at the school (the playground, the library, the cafeteria, the gym, etc.).
- Write a book about their favorite teddy bear or favorite toy, describing why this particular toy means so much to them. The teddy bear/toy can be the main character or object in a fictional text – for example, a fairytale.
- Write a book about their favorite author and book. They can take pictures of the book and write about why they like the book.
- Write a non-fiction book about a topic of interest. For example, students can write about horses, dinosaurs, volcanoes, Minecraft, and more. Once finished, the book can be printed out and published at the school library.
- Write a book about a good experience they had at school or at home. It can be about a school visit to the zoo or when they went on a family vacation.
- Write a diary. Students can write a page or two about what they experience at home or school every day for a period of time. Remember that they should date the pages.
- Write a guide or instruction book. It can be about how to play one of the games in an after school club or how to bake a cake.
Get more ideas from our blog post Inspiraton for meaningful writing activities.