Thursday, November 5, 2015

Voting for Favorite Foods!!!

Do you kids like to write? Mine really does! He loves writing in notebooks about whatever is on his mind. Writing with a predetermined focus is more difficult, but it must be done!
Today, we used the voting themed writing prompt from my November Story Starters, (aka Writing Prompts) to write about Matthew's favorite food.
 Matthew has a difficult time choosing just one thing that he likes most of the time. I stopped trying to force him to pick a favorite a long time ago, so I was not surprised when I asked him to draw his favorite food, there were three different foods: candy, waffles, and ice cream. Well, actually, I was shocked that pizza didn't make the list! We started off by drawing his favorite food and coloring it. I personally feel that it is easier to write about something when you can really visualize what you are writing about.
After he drew and colored his "Rainbow Candy". We went up to the question and finished the sentence. He thought he was getting off easy, because he just wrote "Rainbow Candy" and assumed he was done. I told him that he had to also add a reason for why he liked Rainbow Candy the most. He said "Because I like rainbows." After he finished, we did some editing. We talked about "rainbow" being a compound word, any time "I" is used as a word it is capital, and we talked about punctuation. Actually, he remembered to put a period at the end, so I circled it, just to let him know that I noticed it. To be "age appropriate" I did not throw in his face that a sentence could not start with "because", instead I just pretended that it could and showed him how it would be capitalized.
I think you can expect to see more writing prompts being used at our homeschool table over the next few months!

1 comment:

  1. It's funny how we sometimes have to pick and choose what to let go of, isn't it? He did a great job, and your packet looks great. Thank you for linking up with my Teaching Tuesday link up party. Please stop by again next week!
    ~Heather aka HoJo~