Beginning Writers makes it easy to create charming individual or whole-class shape-books on 22 topics. Writing forms accommodate individual writing levels, so every child can participate, regardless of writing capability.
Each of the 22 topics in this handy resource starts with:
- prewriting suggestions
- literature references
- oral language experiences that build vocabulary
- background for writing
Tailor bookmaking to individual writing levels:
- blank forms for picture stories
- cloze forms for "complete the sentences" stories
- lined forms for written stories
Top off each student's story with a charming, reproducible cover. Using the same forms, you can make group books, too. Each topic has two group-book ideas and clip art to enhance the books.
The 22 fun topics are:
- cookie jar
- circus tent
- piggy bank
- lunch box
- pet cage
- chicken coop
- soup pot
- seed packet
This resource contains teacher support pages, reproducible student pages, and an answer key.