Space Themed Writing Ideas for Kindergarten
Even tho’ my son is only Five, I still love to incorporate writing into the units I train him. He is still learning to correctly write all the letters so his writing usually consists of drawing a picture and then dictating the story to me and I write it down word for word. Sometimes he can copy down a sentence I’ve transcribed from him and he’s getting to where he likes to use invented spelling and write on his own.
We studied space last week and here are some of the things we wrote about. As you can see, it’s a mix of dictation, invented spelling, and him copying down what I transcribed. Any of these writing topics would be a joy way to incorporate writing into a space or solar system unit for kindergarten.
- Make a KNOW-WONDER-LEARN chart about space. Before the unit, record what the students already know about space, what they wonder about it, and then as you go through the unit or at the end, write what they have learned about space.
«If I was an astronaut I would go to visit Jupiter for a entire year.»
Even tho’ their little brains work swifter than their pencils at this age, it’s still significant to give them opportunities to write. Dictating their stories to you or using invented spelling and then telling you what they wrote are two excellent places to begin. They have lots of wonderful stories and ideas in their clever brains; they might just need a little help getting down on paper!