Writing at Mullum
In Grade 1 the students have a range of teacher set writing activities to explicitly teach writing skills. Then we have free choice time to allow students to experiment with the writing process.
Planning: Creating a new idea to write about and considering the purpose and audience.
Drafting: Recording of ideas.
Revising: Make changes to improve and enhance the writing. This can involve teacher or peer feedback.
Editing: Students make corrections and edit for spelling, text layout, grammar, capitalisation and punctuation.
Publishing: Creating a good copy and becoming illustrators.
The students always enjoy coming up with their own ideas, for example ‘How to be a Smith’s Chip’.