Here is one of my little guys stories. He is obviously working with me on adding more details. (He is one of those that you really have to pull it out of.) Never the less he did a great job teaching about how to swim.
Step 1: "First you need to practice."
Step 2: "Next you swim on your belly."
Step 3: "Then you take a rest." (HA!)
Step 4: "Next you swim faster."
Step 5: "Next you get out of the water."
Step 6: "Last you put the towel on."
I just love this time of year and reading how they perceive the steps in doing the things that they do! I use this unit called Writing How To books to teach this to my kiddos. It is only $3.00 in my store.
Once they have the skill, they love to teach the whole class how to do things. I leave extra "How -To" writing paper in the writing center and they continually head that direction to share what they know. After my kiddos complete a new book, they place it on my "Sharing Station" book shelf where others can come by and read their stories. They LOVE seeing themselves as real authors. I also have an author's chair for sharing during Writer's Workshop time. However, there is a sharing schedule that we follow to ensure that everyone gets a turn to share. Having the "Sharing Station" allows them to showcase there work immediately after they finish it!
How do you allow your kiddos to share their stories? Do you have a sharing schedule in your room?
I would love to hear your thoughts. Have a great week!